April 3, 2013
Wednesday Practice Report
Mario Pender Interview
Jimbo Fisher Interview
Mario Edwards, Jr. Interview
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State worked its way through a soggy day of football Wednesday as the Seminoles returned to practice after their first scrimmage of the spring and a day off. The Seminoles spent time working on corrections from that scrimmage, before capping off its 10th practice of the spring.
“Today was just okay,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I was disappointed a little bit today. I didn’t like our total focus. We’ve got to get some more consistency in some guys than where we were at today. We’ve got to bounce back and have a real strong day tomorrow if the weather doesn’t get us. If not, we’ll just go on Friday. I don’t know if we will scrimmage on Saturday or not. We’ll have to look at the rain and see what we can get in. Today was the first day I didn’t think we had enough spunk in our step to do the things we needed to do.”
Monday’s scrimmage presented the first simulated game situations for FSU’s new quarterbacks and new-look defense. While all the quarterbacks got at least a series with the first team unit, redshirt junior quarterback Clint Trickett worked primarily with the first team offense which went up against the first and second team defenses. Trickett completed 10-of 20 passes for 142 yards and touchdown. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker completed 9 of 17 passes for 97 yards working mainly with the second team. Redfreshmen Jameis Winston and Sean Maguire shared time with the third and fourth team offense, but both mixed in with first and second team offenses. Winston completed 11-of-18 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown and ran for 55yards. Maguire went 10-of-19 for 214 yards and a touchdown. Rashad Greene hauled in six receptions for 144 yards and a score while Kelvin Benjamin (6 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD) and Greg Dent (6 receptions, 95 yards) also had good days.
Defensively, Telvin Smith led all tacklers with 12 tackles and two tackles for loss while redshirt freshman linebacker Ukeme Eligwe added eight tackles. Sophomore cornerback PJ Williams led the secondary with seven tackles to go along with six tackles from safety Terrence Brooks and five tackles from Lamarcus Joyner.
FSU returns to the practice field Thursday weather permitting. All practices are closed to the public. Fans are just now 10 days away from the spring football weekend which will be capped off with the annual Garnet and Gold Spring football game at 2 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium on Apr. 13. The game will be carried on ESPN3 and replayed on ESPNU.
Clint Trickett – 10-of-20, 142 yards, 1 TD
Jacob Coker – 9-of-17, 97 yards
Jameis Winston – 11-of-18, 239 yards, 1 TD
Sean Maguire – 10-of-19, 214 yards, 1 TD
Dorsey Moore – 2-of-4, 31 yards
Rashad Greene – 6 catches, 144 yards, 2 TDs
Greg Dent – 6 catches, 95 yards
Willie Haulstead – 5 catches, 97 yards
Kenny Shaw – 3 catches, 56 yards
Kelvin Benjamin – 6 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
Nick O’Leary – 2 catches, 14 yards
Christo Kourtzidis – 2 catches, 29 yards
Kevin Haplea – 2 catches, 7 yards
Telvin Smith – 12 tackles, 2 TFL
Ukeme Eligwe – 8 tackles
PJ Williams – 7 tackles
Terrence Brooks – 6 tackles
Reggie Northrup – 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Lamarcus Joyner – 5 tackles
Mario Edwards, Jr. – 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL
Christian Jones – 4 tackles, 1 TFL