April 1, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It seemed like Florida State had to wait all week for the skies to part and bring some good weather to the area. That appeared to happen Friday as the Seminoles enjoyed practice No. 6 in 80 degree weather on the intramural fields across from Doak Campbell Stadium.
|Jimbo Fisher Interview|
Florida State had to shift its practice schedule some with inclement weather postponing Monday’s session to Tuesday and Wednesday’s session being cancelled.
“Not bad,” said FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher in response to how Friday’s practice went. “The intensity on the boards got really good. I thought both sides had their moments. The offense did some good things at times and the defense did some good things. I think we still have a ways to go, saw some players getting better. Intensity level – guys were competing today.”
Instead of a full pad workout, FSU practiced in shells and will have another regular practice now Saturday inside Doak Campbell Stadium. Saturday’s originally scheduled scrimmage has been moved to Monday – that too will be held inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
“We always scrimmage on our eighth practice and that rain cost us the other day so we’ll keep our same installation [day] and scrimmage on Monday,” Fisher said.
Fisher was stomped a little bit after practice about what position battle has caught his eye the most this spring thus far. FSU returns 18 starters for the 2011 season but are without the services of 10 players (six starters and four heavy contributors) recovering from offseason surgeries.
“The linebackers are all flying around doing a good job – there’s quite a few of them,” Fisher started off. “Joyner and the guys back there at safety, the corners are doing good. Receivers – there’s a lot of those receivers battling each other. One of them will make a play, the other one will make a play jumping in there. Backup quarterbacks and of course the line, we don’t have enough of them out here to keep battling. Defensive line, some of those young tackles in there and some of those guy getting chances and opportunities from guys who moved around. I don’t know if anyone has jumped out, but I see a lot of competition at all positions. I really do which is a good thing. That’s a good question. I’m going to think about that one tonight and maybe I’ll give you a better answer and really think which one it really is.”
Florida State returns to the practice field on Saturday. The Seminoles are scheduled for their first day of full pads Saturday and not a scrimmage. FSU’s first scrimmage will be Saturday, Apr. 2. 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.