April 6, 2011 - by
Ironing Things Out

April 6, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State took Wednesday to iron out some kinks after Monday’s first spring scrimmage as the Seminoles returned to the practice field for its ninth practice. FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher directed his team through a 2 ½ hour practice.

Assistant head coach Rick Trickett talked to the media following practice and praised the play of junior college transfer Jacob Fahrenkrug in that first scrimmage. Fahrenkrug started at center after spending most of spring working at left guard.

“For a guy to go in after one day’s work and play, it was unbelievable how well he played,” Trickett said. “He played better than Dan Moses ever did and Ryan McMahon or anybody like that. Until we get [David] Spurlock’s situation straightened out, he may end up being the guy. We have him, [Bryan] Stork, [Sterling] Lovelady, [Jacob] Stanley and Spurlock so we have five guys that can go in there if we have to.”

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Florida State will practice again on Thursday in preparation for its second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday. The `Noles will scrimmage in Doak Campbell Stadium at 10 a.m.. That scrimmage is also closed.

All practices are closed to the public. Fans can begin counting down to the SunTrust Spring Football Weekend Presented By Kia Autosport which will be capped off with the Annual Garnet and Gold Spring football game at 4 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be carried on ESPN3.com and replayed on ESPNU.

Season tickets are available now by visiting Seminoles.com or by calling the Florida State Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE. Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public June 1; however a single game sale is not anticipated for either the Oklahoma and Miami home games.

On if he felt like Fahrenkrug was going to be that versatile when he came:

Yeah, I haven’t had a big guy in a long, long time that can bend like he can. When he snaps the football, his butt goes down. That’s hard to do. Everybody else’s comes up. He can bend his ankles, he has tremendous knee bend. He has the best knee bend and ankle flexion of anybody that I have ever coached. Hopefully, if I don’t mess him up he will be a pretty good player one of these days.

On how Fahrenkrug is taking the coaching, learning and getting in the film room and weight room:

He came in at 333 (pounds) and he’s 305, so he’s done above and beyond. He’s worked. I will probably get him up to about 310 and play him at 310. I think he has got a chance.

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