Observations: Preseason Practice No. 12

Friday morning, the FSU football team practiced for 24 periods in pads. The team was originally scheduled to scrimmage Friday night but will instead be back on the field in shells. The scrimmage is now set to begin Saturday morning.

After working through special teams and position-specific drills, the team did some skeleton drills and board drills and I took the following stats:

Board drills: (I didn't get to see them all as I was watching one-on-ones as well but here are some of the highlights):

• Thacker beats Graves
• Claude beats Griffin
• Everette Brown beats Marcus Ford (twice)
• McMahon beats Graves
• Daron Rose beats walk-on
• Overmyer beats Brown
• Mincey beats Bellamy
• Henderson beats Fluellen
• Bellamy beats McNeil
• Boatman beats Griffin

One-on-ones:

• Lee complete to Fagg, defended by Bryant
• Ponder incomplete intended for McDaniel, defensive pass interference on Mangum
• Richardson incomplete to Walker, defended by Jenije
• Lee complete to Davis, defended by Robinson
• Richardson complete to Carr, defended by walk-on
• Whipkey incomplete intended for Hallback, defended by Robinson
• Lee incomplete intended for Fagg, defended by Mangum
• Ponder complete to McDaniel, defended by walk-on
• Lee complete to Davis, defended by Patrick Robinson
• Richardson incomplete intended for Carr, defended by Garvin
• Ponder incomplete intended for Goodman, dropped
• Whipkey incomplete intended for Hallback bad throw
• Lee complete to Parker, defended by P.Robinson
• Lee complete to Fagg, defended by Jenije
• Ponder incomplete to McDaniel, bad throw
• Lee incomplete to Davis, bad throw
• Ponder incomplete intended for Carr, defended by Garvin
• Richardson incomplete intended for Goodman

7-on-7s:

• Weatherford incomplete intended for Davis, defensive pass interference
• Keane complete to walk-on tight end, tackled by P.Robinson
• Weatherford complete to Fagg, defended by Williams and Mangum
• Richardson incomplete intended for Parker
• Lee incomplete intended for Fagg
• Weatherford complete to Carr, defended by walk-on
• Whipkey long completion to Goodman
• Weatherford complete to Davis, defended by Mangum
• Keane incomplete intended for Hallback, bad throw
• Weatherford incomplete intended for Fagg
• Lee complete to Davis, defended by Dekoda Watson
• Ponder incomplete intended fr McDaniel, defended by Mangum
• Lee incomplete intended for Warren, bad throw

11-on-11s (1s vs. 2s):

• Edwards short gain, tackled by Robinson
• Lee short completion to Sims, breaks a few tackles and taken down by Roger Williams
• Lee incomplete intended for McDaniel, defended by Robinson

• Weatherford short completion to Booker, turns up field for long gain, tackled by Verdell
• Weatherford complete to Dunham, tackled by Rolle
• Smith short run, open field tackle by Rolle

• Edwards tackled for no gain by Burston and Davis
• Miscommunication between Lee and Sims, Sims ran wrong play and it was blown dead
• Sims short gain, tackled by Nicholson and Hayes

• Booker TFL by Gallon
• Smith short run, tackled by Rolle
• Edwards short gain, tackled by Garvin and Thaxton

• Sims TFL by Fluellen
• Lee intercepted by P.Robinson, intended for Parker
• Lee incomplete to Sims, dropped

• Weatherford 20-yard completion to wide open Warren (very, very nice play)
• Weatherford incomplete to Piurowski (threw behind him, another very nice play)
• Weatherford complete to Davis, defended by Rolle (yet again, another very nice play)

• Sims fumble, recovered by Griffin
• Sims short gain up the middle
• Dunham short gain up the middle

• Short TD run for Booker
• Smith false start
• Smith short TD run

On the injury front Tony Carter was at practice and in pads but did not work. He told me after practice that he has a sore groin and a sore knee. He is taking it one day at a time. Patrick Robinson filled in as the first-team field corner and did an excellent job toda as is evident from the stats. Myron Rolle had his shoulder iced after practice. Jamie Robinson is continuing to make progress and did some jogging today. Several of the guys with minor ankle injuries (Aaron Jones, Kendrick Stewart and Charlie Graham) worked in the sand pit.

The team will be back on the practice fields at 6:15 p.m in shells.

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