Florida State's second scrimmage had a nice combination of toughness, competitiveness and consistency as the Seminoles worked through another 130 plus play ending with a heavy dose of goal line and red zone situations. The ‘Noles worked for more than 2 ½ hours inside Doak Campbell Stadium with just five days remaining until the annual Garnet and Gold Spring game.
"You can see the competitiveness and the consistency," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said after Monday's scrimmage. "Just the competition. We have skill, but you've got to be tough to play and I was very proud with what we did today."
As usual, FSU rotated its first, second and third team offenses and defenses for the first half of the scrimmage, but the second half featured the Seminoles working extensively on red zone and goal line situations. FSU ended the scrimmage with roughly 20 plus plays of work from the goal line.
FSU returns to the practice field Wednesday and Thursday. All practices are closed to the public. The annual Garnet and Gold Spring football game is slated for 2 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday. The game will be carried on ESPN3.
MORE FROM JIMBO FISHER AFTER SECOND SCRIMMAGE
On this point in the spring if things were starting to come together:
"Yeah. I guess more looking at individuals right now than I am scheme. I'm trying to find out some guys and challenge some guys from that standpoint. There's not tons of scheme going on, just execution type things."
"We'll have to look at the film, but I think there were some guys that did some nice things competition wise. I'm anxious to watch it."
On the competition and if it comes from within:
"If they don't want to create it, then I'll create it a bunch of ways. If you're the right guy it comes from within. It comes from you. I saw guys doing that today. I think you're starting to see those young guys grow up."
On the quarterbacks:
"I thought Clint (Trickett) had a really good day. He made a great read on a play, but missed a throw when he had a chance. I thought Jake (Coker) had some nice plays – he made a mistake and dropped the ball, tried to make a big play, but he bounced back and made some nice throws. Sean (Maguire) had some nice throws and Jameis (Winston) had a nice drive. Took us all the way down to the one and got greedy with the ball. Clint I thought was – I don't want to say the most consistent, I'll have to look at the film but he was very consistent. He was able to make plays around him. I was pleased. Him and Jameis and Jake and Sean, I was pleased. I was not disappointed. They made some mistakes. With these young guys – sometimes when you're young and all of a sudden, ‘I'm trying to win the job' and you make one and then you go into a shell. These guys, they just come right back out."
"They're all improving, we'll have to see the film."
"You get the right ones – two of them or one of them that step up and become the guy, you've got to get there, but I think we are getting there. Now, you say that if we feel comfortable putting guys in the game, if one guy gets hurt the other guy can go in and do the same thing. We're getting much more comfortable that way."