April 11, 2011 - by
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April 11, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Florida State returned to the practice field Monday for a light workout in shorts and helmets to kick off its final week of spring practice.

Rick Trickett Interview

Dustin Hopkins Interview

Telvin Smith Interview

The Seminoles scrimmaged for the second time of the spring last Saturday. Assistant head coach Rick Trickett filled in for head coach Jimbo Fisher, who missed practice Monday for family reasons.

“I thought they bounced around pretty good today,” Trickett said. “Of course, you put them in shorts after having pads on for eight, nine, 10 practices in a row, they’re all going to bounce around. Thought we bounced around and transitioned from drill-to-drill pretty good. We put in some new things and tried to correct mistakes. I thought we did a pretty good job of it.”

After Saturday’s scrimmage, Fisher mentioned that the No. 3 running backs – Daniel Monroe and Devonta Freeman made some plays in the running game. Trickett echoed those thoughts about Freeman after practice Monday when asked about the true freshman, who enrolled early.

“I think he’s got a real good chance to help us. Eddie’s doing a real good job with him. We got another one or two coming in here. It’ll be a pretty good battle back there in that spot.”

As far as the running backs as a unit, Trickett said that unit has impressed this spring.

“When they’re with the first group, I think they’re running real good,” he said. “Lonnie Pryor has made some real nice cuts. I thought Jermaine [Thomas] has come back out with a new approach and Eddie’s [Gran] done a good job with him. I thought Jermaine is responding. He’s sticking it. He’s not all that juke-juke that’s he done. He’s making one cut and hitting it up in there and going.”

The Seminoles will take Tuesday off before holding their last two practices of the spring on Wednesday and Thursday. 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.

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