Following what seemed like fourteen hours of rain in Tallahassee, Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles took to the indoor practice facility Saturday morning and would remain inside.
They were in full pads as they finished up their second week of spring practice.
The following players were in attendance but not dressed out: Terrance Smith, Tre Jackson, Scooter Haggins, Nate Andrews, Derrick Mitchell and Justin Shanks.
Ryan Green, Matthew Thomas and Ronald Darby were not present during Saturday morning's practice.
Kermit Whitfield joined Tyler Hunter and Karlos Williams on the no-contact list, while Bobo Wilson shed his no-contact jersey that he wore Thursday.
With Terrance Smith not dressed on Saturday, in stepped EJ Levenberry. He was getting lots of praise from Kelly, who seemed very pleased with his footwork and know-how. I watched Levenberry for a good bit trying to find mistakes but there weren't any that I could find. This is one huge benefit of having guys sit out a practice or two, you get to see quality snaps from the guy behind him.
I also spent quite a bit of time watching the defensive line and it looks like they're experimenting with some of the guys, moving them up and down the line.
Coach Odell spent about ten minutes of one-on-one time with Keith Bryant in an attempt to further bring him along with his technique. It's clear that the staff wants Bryant to play the 3-technique, which I also like him in, but he's still young and lacks some of the footwork necessary to succeed at a high level. Along with the footwork, Haggins was trying to get Bryant's hands in the right position. If you don't get leverage, you can't shed blocks, plain and simple.
Mario Edwards Jr. -- as Jimbo mentioned at the beginning of spring -- was getting looks inside and out, utilizing the crazy combination of size and athleticism. Eddie Goldman also got a taste of the edge Saturday morning, something that I'm fairly intrigued about. While Golman took most of his reps playing the 3&4-technique, Nile Lawrence-Stample was lined up directly over the center, something I'll be keeping a very close eye on. Lawrence-Stample has looked good all spring and continues to impress the staff. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.
The Noles worked a lot of punt blocking drills Saturday morning, too, specifically focused on the burners from the edge. P.J. Williams, Jalen Ramsey and Trey Marshall were getting lots of praise.
Jimbo Fisher will speak following Saturday's practice and we'll bring you any necessary updates.