Tuesday's Workout Report

For the second day in a row, a very large number of Florida State football players took to the soccer practice fields (located in between Mike Long Track and the brand new parking garage) to take part in voluntary summer workouts.


Around 5:00 p.m. the players began stretching while FSU strength and conditioning coach Jon Jost, coach Ron Dugans and the rest of the strength and conditioning staff looked on.

As today was devoted to just conditioning, it only officially lasted for about 45 minutes as the players spent their time running 12 55-yard sprints and four 110-yard sprints. Nearly all 60 plus players in attendance ran full speed except for wide receiver Joslin Shaw who didn't run at all and linebacker Buster Davis who jogged on each assigned run.

As for those 60 plus players in attendance, the only noticeable names not out there today were linebacker A.J. Nicholson, quarterbacks Wyatt Sexton and Drew Weatherford (who is rehabbing after recent ankle surgery), wide receivers Willie Reid and Kenny O'Neal, running backs Lamar Lewis and Jamaal Edwards, tight end Matt Henshaw and defensive tackle Aaron Jones.

Jost was very excited about the large turn out for workouts that are not mandatory.

"The turn out has been very good," Jost said. "We are showing that we are committed to improving and hopefully we can continue to build over the course of the summer and if they continue to show up like this and work hard, everything else will take care of itself."

Linebacker Ernie Sims, who is rehabbing after surgery on his leg, was not in attendance but did drive by and shouted hello to all his teammates much to their pleasure.

Following conditioning, many players stuck around for informal one-one-one passing drills. Xavier Lee (the only quarterback in attendance) tossed passes to receivers DeCody Fagg, Robert Hallback, Chase Walker and Chris Davis (who was clearly the vocal leader).

Defensively, Kyler Hall, Darius McClure, Pat Watkins, Tony Carter, Gerard Ross and Roger Williams – just to name a few – took turns covering the receivers.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie pulled double-duty running routes as a receiver and playing defensively in coverage.

The offensive lineman also got in on some action of their own as they separately did about 15 minutes of blocking drills off to the side. When they were done, they all gathered in a huddle and did a "one, two, three, beat Miami" cheer.

The players have Wednesday off before returning to work Thursday afternoon.

Quote of the day:

While about 1/3 of the way through his first 55-yard dash, fullback B.J. Dean jokingly exclaimed, "Man, this has to be more than 55 yards otherwise I would be done by now."

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