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Quick Hits From Practice 8/22

We had the chance to catch up with Jimbo Fisher after practice, he was generally happy with the way things went in the last practice before the team's scimmage.

"I was very happy with today as far as they were mentally into practice," said Fisher.

Tomorrow the team will go up against itself inside of Doak, but Fisher did mention that not everyone would see a huge workload.

"If Brandon Jenkins and Bjoern Werner both go out there and get 100 snaps how much do we gain from that?" ask Fisher. "I want to get them to the race, I know what those guys are going to do.

"We've just got to be real smart about how we scrimmage."

Fisher mentioned this was the first time since he's been around that they've got some players that are really established. 

Here are some quick hits:

-Fisher says the line is coming into focus, there's a group of 8-10 guys the team feels comfortable with in there and the starters are should hopefully be determined soon. As of right now, I'd bet on Erving, Matias, Stork, Jackson and Watson, though it does seem RT is still a position that's being hotly contested.

-The team spent time working on onside kickoffs after the NCAA changed the rules this past offseason. Receiving teams may now fair catch kicks that bounce once, hopefully eliminating major collisions when kickers drill balls high into the air on onside kicks. Dustin Hopkins mentioned at the beginning of camp that onside kicking was not a particularly strong suit of his though.

-The assistant coaches have also moved to the sidelines to simulate a gametime feel. Fisher made a reference to taking the pacifier out of the kids' mouths and giving them more responsibility.

-Karlos Williams and Lamarcus Joyner will be handling kickoff duties again this season.

-Florida State was in shells, shoulder pads and shorts on Wednesday.




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