FSU gears up for final practice with Garnet & Gold Game set for Saturday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State took it light Wednesday afternoon practicing in just shorts and helmets at the intramural fields across from Doak Campbell Stadium. The Seminoles wrapped up their second scrimmage of the spring on Monday, and after taking Tuesday, they returned for a correction day.
“A productive day,” FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher said following Wednesday’s practice. “We got a lot of situational work. The guys had a good attitude today. We got their attention from some of the little things they had done wrong in the scrimmage. It’s what you would expect from a mature group that has a lot of pride in what they do. I was very proud of the way they worked today, and we got some things done offensively and defensively. It was a solid practice, especially for being in helmets and shorts.”
After voicing some displeasure following that second scrimmage, Fisher admitted he did see some good things after reviewing the scrimmage tape but he’s ready for his team to take that next step.
“There was, and there always is,” Fisher said in regards to the positives he saw after watching film. “What I was unhappy about is I don’t want to win nine of 10 games. If we’re going to take the next step, we have to play situation-smart; be smarter in key, little details of what we’re doing. … Most of the guys played pretty well, but it wasn’t championship-caliber ball. That’s the standard we’re going to hold ourselves to, and that’s the standard they want to be held to.”
“We watched the tape as a whole team – offense, defense, special teams – to explain how one side affects the other…understanding the game, and that’s what we’ve got to do a much better job of. From that we’ll learn and we’re getting better. There were some good things on the tape, there definitely was.”
FSU is slated for one more full practice in shells on Thursday beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Seminole seniors will conduct the annual draft to determine the rosters for Saturday on Friday. The annual Garnet & Gold Spring Game is slated for a 4 p.m. kickoff Saturday and can be viewed on ESPN3.com with a replay to be aired on ESPNU.