April 3, 2013 - by
Noles Get Back To Practice

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.

Scrimmage Highlights


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

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