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Observations from Florida State football spring practice (3/10)

Let’s talk about the ’Noles.

Day 2 of Florida State Seminoles’ spring football practice is in the books:

Tempo is very important to this staff. They stress it on every single rep. Coach Norvell says he wants the guys to practice quickly so when the games come around, everything slows down for them:

Here you can see the wide receivers working on ball security:

Here are some tidbits Brett Nevitt has shared after being on the ground for each of FSU’s first two practices of spring:

  • Texas A&M running back transfer Jashaun Corbin looks fully healthy and is the smoothest RB.
  • Walk-on WR Caleb Ward has run some good routes and received praise from Norvell.
  • Warren Thompson and Tamorrion Terry have very similar frames. It would behoove FSU if the former lives up to his ability.
  • Speaking of WR’s: Jordan Young looks dominant in 1v1 situations.
  • Early enrollee, Bryan Robinson has run really good routes, but has struggled some with drops.
  • On that note, coaches have stressed two hands on every catch, no matter what.
  • Tight end Wyatt Rector is getting a ton of attention.
  • James Blackman has looked the best among the QB’s and hasn’t missed many throws, although Raymond Woodie III got him for two interceptions late in today’s practice.
  • Jordan Travis has looked good on shorter throws, but has been inconsistent with the deep-ball.
  • Offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham has stressed to his QB’s to miss in the right spots.
  • The centers really struggled snapping the ball Tuesday morning.
  • Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. might be the best player on the team.
  • Isaiah Bolden has been very physical in 1v1 situations and disrupting WR’s routes.
  • Hamsah Nasirildeen and Jaiden Lars-Woodbey are keeping notes on a clipboard during 7v7 and 11v11 play.
  • There’s a huge emphasis on special teams. Every skill-player must practice gang-tackling on returns.
  • Tempo is stressed in every single rep. Players don’t have a break during drills; after finishing one, they run to the next. And helmets stay on at all times.

And here are highlights from Day 2.