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FSU football practice notebook: August 24

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“Don’t do it till’ we get it right, do it till’ we can’t get it wrong.”

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“Don't do it till’ we get it right, do it till’ we cant get it wrong.”

Running backs coach David “YAC” Johnson yelled this out to running back D.J. Williams after a nice run. He then sprinted, nipping at his heels closely behind him into the endzone a few plays later in the red zone 11 on 11’s.

The Florida State Seminoles were back after a day off and a scrimmage the day before getting back at it as the Notre Dame game draws nearer.

Starting with a nice drive down the field, quarterback Jordan Travis had a couple of important completions to wide receivers Andrew Parchment and Keyshawn Helton that kept the momentum going. The drive ended in a field goal from Ryan Fitzgerald after a touch sack by defensive tackle Malcolm Ray and a near interception by cornerback Travis Jay on a pass thrown to wide receiver Malik McClain.

On special teams, wide receiver Darion Williamson received praise from coaches for his effort and kicker Parker Grothaus blasted one through the uprights from the 45-yard line.

In red zone 7 on 7’s, Andrew Parchment seemed to be getting in his groove. He and wide receiver Joshua Burrell both caught touchdowns from Jordan Travis.

Travis was throwing dimes all day today, the one to Parchment was a particularly nice back-shoulder throw complemented by a diving catch into the endzone.

Another play that stood out was a good pull and block by offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons to give Jordan Travis some time to read the field and sing one to Malik McClain for about 15-yards. When Travis has time inside the pocket his arm shows up, he hits McClain for another big gain.

The defensive line had a couple of standouts, Jermaine Johnson with a few sacks, and linebacker Cortez Andrews tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage into the hands of cornerback Travis Jay but he could not hold on for the interception.

Overall it was a good practice for both sides. Wide receiver Keyshawn Helton has been consistently solid during fall camp along with wide receiver Ontaria Wilson. Parchment is making strides in a new offense, and the newcomers aren't looking so new anymore. However, throughout the group, drops need to be addressed sooner rather than later.


Head coach Mike Norvell stopped by for a quick interview:


Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans:


Running back D.J. Williams:


Linebacker Cortez Andrews:


Wide receiver Joshua Burrell: