Workouts Resume

After a weekend off, the Seminoles got back to work, conditioning indoors for a little over an hour Monday. FSU has three more sessions this week before a week off.

It rained all day in Tallahassee but the weather held up around five. Rather than risk damage to the practice fields, the Florida State football team made use of the turf room to complete an hour-long conditioning workout.

Around 40-45 players took part in three agility stations. The Seminoles completed a hurdling exercise as well as a modified shuttle run and some leaping drills.

Former tight end Patrick Hughes was on hand to lead the Noles through the day.

Though Hughes was witness to the smallest crowd of the summer, he was able to take part in the most spirited. In the shuttle run, especially, guys were competitive and wanted to win whoever they had to race.

Players joked, laughed and got after each other.

Conditioning coordinator Jon Jost hopes the mood is contagious.

"We had some guys miss today," he told the team afterward. "You know whow they are. Get after them. Get them out here. We're having fun."


With senior Xavier Beitia home for a few weeks and incoming freshman Gary Cismesia yet to report, Chase Goggans has been the only kicker around so far.

Goggans has shown his dedication by attending all sessions, often going through agility drills with the defensive lineman and linebackers.

He's also been working on his kicking.

"I've been out on the fields two or three times a week," he said. "I've added some extra height and I'm working on the distance."

The addition of Cismesia has led many speculate about Goggans' future in Tallahassee. Bobby Bowden has said both will get a chance to push Beitia in the fall.

"I like it here," he said. "I don't have any plans to go anywhere.

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