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FSU Practice Report: The Seminoles are bouncing back

The FSU football team is putting in work in hopes of salvaging the rest of their season.

During the last open practice of the week, the media had the opportunity to hear from DC Harlon Barnett, DB Stanford Samuels III, DE Brian Burns, and LB Dontavious Jackson before practice. Tomorrow, HC Willie Taggart will be made available in the morning despite practice being closed.

The team started of their day with the Nole Drill once again today. However, the energy was much higher than it was yesterday and the offensive players appeared to win more reps and practice with more confidence this morning.


The first team OL unit appeared to be: LT Abdul Bello, LG Arthur Williams, C Alex Eberle, RG Mike Arnold and RT Brady Scott.

The second team tackles appeared to be LT Jalen Goss and RT Jauan Williams.

OL Cole Minshew wasn’t observed during the 20-minute viewing portion, but appeared to be at full capacity.

OL Jauan Williams recorded a nice rep against DE Malcolm Lamar during Nole Drills.

OL Chaz Neal pancaked DE Xavier Peters.

During position drills, wide receiver D.J. Matthews caught an impressive one-handed grab from Deondre Francois leading Coach David Kelly to yell out “I don’t teach that s***, because I can’t do it.”


OL, Christian Meadows was at practice, but still wearing a sling.

OL Landon Dickerson was still absent from practice today. He is still recovering from an ankle injury.

OL Derrick Kelly was also absent again today. Taggart did not specify what injury Kelly was dealing with, but he will not be playing in the game on Saturday.

RB Khalan Laborn had surgery on his knee on Friday that uncovered more damage. HIs injury was season-ending and he will be back next year.


DT Jamarcus Chatman recorded a great rep against OL Christian Armstrong.

The defensive backs worked on quickly changing their direction and catching passes. Most of them were unable to bring the ball in which lead to two players to stand out above the rest. Hamsah Nasrildeen was one of the two who flashed during practice and received praise from the coaches. He looked to be at full capacity and was no longer sporting a non-contact jersey today. Stanford Samuels III was the other player that stood out during position drills. He showed off his athleticism today as he attacked every rep and caught all of the passes thrown in his direction.


DE Joshua Kaindoh returned to practice after not being observed yesterday.

DB Cyrus Fagan was sporting a non-contact jersey. Following a rep of Nole Drills, he appeared to have hurt his left arm and was unable to move it. He was attended to by medical staff and not observed during the rest of Wednesday’s practice.

DB Isaiah Bolden was not seen at practice. He went down with an apparent shoulder injury during the game against Samford.

DT Demarcus Christmas was seen walking into practice, but did not participate in position drills for the second time this week.