The Florida State offense will likely have a new center this week as Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher came as close as possible to naming Ryan Hoefeld the starter. Coach Fisher has been very pleased with what he's seen from Hoefeld over the past couple weeks.
"Probably Heofeld," Fisher said. "He's had a great week. Two weeks. Three weeks. He's been playing really well."
Hoefeld sufferred a meniscus injury during the spring and was only able to return to full participation over the last few weeks. He has been working with the first team throughout the past two weeks after the Boston College Game. Fisher has been very pleased with the jump he's made from last season to now.
"It's amazing listening to him after one year," Fisher said. "Last year it was like the other guys, but this year he's directing and pointing. It's amazing when you just settle in."
The center position is one of the most difficult positions in football. Sometimes it takes time for the light bulb to come on according to coach Fisher.
"When the light comes on it makes a major difference because it's such a cerebral position," Fisher said. "Not only physically. It's a very cerebral position because of all the calls and all the things you've got to do."
Hoefeld struggled during his time last season. His play will definitely be something to watch against Wake Forest, and as the season progresses.