"We had contact and some hitting today," head coach Bobby Bowden said. "We worked a little on blocking and tackling."
In goal line drills, the offense was able to score on five of eight attempts, including a toss sweep to Lorenzo Booker.
PIQUION BACK AT IT
Ray Piquion, who has been sidelined since having surgery on his left shoulder, returned to action after Spring Break. He said all went well in full contact drills.
"My shoulder held up well," said Piquion, who injured the shoulder shedding a block in a December practice. The weakside linebacker had the surgery performed after FSU's 16-14 loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl.
Piquion is listed as the starting Will but will be pushed by Ernie Sims for reps in the coming weeks. With so much talent jockeying for the three vacant linebacker spots, Piquion knows that every snap in every practice counts.
"We are fighting each day for playing time," he said. "The competition makes us better."
"I'm hoping to have this settled by the end of the spring."
STOVALL READY TO STEP IN
In his final season with the Seminoles, the 6'2" 220-lb pass catcher wants more.
"I'm really excited," Stovall told theterritory.com. "I'm ready to take a lead role in the unit. I think that with the guys coming back in the fall and what we have now, we'll be alright."
Stovall spent the break in Tallahassee working out with Anquan Boldin learning some tricks of the trade.
"I worked with Quan last week and he taught me a few things. It's great when guys like that come back and help out younger players who are trying to make themselves better."
Stovall likes the looks of an FSU receiving unit that features a wide array of talents behind top threat Craphonso Thorpe.
"We're diverse," he said.