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Florida State football: Akeem Dent and Andrew Boselli talk on first day of fall practice

Dent feels “at home” in new position.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Syracuse at Florida State Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Akeem Dent and Andrew Boselli met with the media today after practices. Dent talked about a position change, coming back from injury, and the new coaching staff. Boselli talked about the impact of Covid-19, how impressive Alex Atkins has been, and where the conditioning of FSU’s O-line stands.

Last year, Dent came in as a corner back, but was quickly moved to safety. He showed his athletic skills, but was often found out of place. Dent is making the move back to cornerback this year, where he feels much more comfortable, saying, “It feels like home. I came in as a corner back. Definitely feels like home, somewhere where I have a lot more knowledge of the position.”

Dent had an ankle injury that held him out of spring practice, but is back to full strength as the fall begins. He mentioned how great it felt to be running the way he used to on the practice fields today.

When asked about incoming transfers Jarrian Jones and Meiko Dotson, Dent said, “They could definitely help us right away.”

For Dent’s whole interview, see below:

It was a tough road for Boselli to get back to today’s first practice. The offensive lineman and his family dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic first hand. Now that Boselli is back with his team, he’s happy with how serious they’re taking the safety protocols. Boselli has made it clear to his teammates that the virus is serious, saying, “I just told them, ‘it’s serious’. Even for guys in our shape and age.”

Boselli talked about FSU’s new offensive line coach Alex Atkins and how impressive he’s been since arriving. They haven’t had much time on the field with him, but Boselli mentioned that they met every day over zoom calls as a position group. The center believes Atkins has the O-line headed in the right direction, as he said “Coach Atkins has this tough love mentality with us which is really important.”

For Boselli’s whole interview, see below: