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Florida State football practice report: 8/15

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The 'Noles began to round out their second week of fall practice Friday afternoon.

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The Florida State Seminoles entered the indoor practice facility on a hot Friday afternoon in Tallahassee as they began to round out their second week of fall practice. And as the second week comes to a close, we'll begin to see the picture clear up just a bit.

As the players entered the practice facility in short and shells, Ryan Green, Markus Eligwe and Tyrell Lyons remained on the non-dressed list, with the additions of Josue Matias and Mario Pender. And P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby were again not at practice, but this was expected and nothing to worry about.

Dalvin Cook, Colin Blake and Keelin Smith all wore blue no-contact jerseys.

The Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys had representatives at Friday's practice.

John Franklin was taking reps as the fifth-team quarterback on Friday, and I think this is clearly due to his likely transition into the wide receiver position. Franklin has been putting in work with the wide receivers all week and continued to do so on Friday.

The offensive line showcased some cross-training during the first team reps with Cam Erving taking reps at center, Bobby Hart at left tackle, Kareem Are at left guard, Tre Jackson at right guard and Chad Mavety as the right tackle.

Travis Rudolph seemed to be back and fully participating and took first string reps out wide, opposite Rashad Greene.

The defense showed a number of looks on Friday, with the most interesting being a 3-3-5 set with Demarcus Walker, Eddie Goldman and Mario Edwards up front, and Tyler Hunter, Terrance Smith and Chris Casher standing up off the line. They've shown a mixture of 3-3-5 sets during the last week, and this is one of the most interesting I've seen.

Matthew Thomas also took a couple reps as the first team middle linebacker towards the end of walk-throughs.

Jimbo Fisher was originally supposed to speak with the media following Friday's practice, but he will no longer do that. However, Fisher will speak following Saturday morning's practice.