Florida State is going through their second two-a-day of camp today, Jimbo Fisher spoke this morning after the first workout, here some of the highlights:
"Very solid day but I thought very soft day. I thought we were soft on both sides up front. Didn't like what the defensive line was doing, defensive line, thought we were soft in our front seven, linebackers. Even the offensive line hasn't been coming off the ball like we did the last practice. That was very disappointing to me especially coming off a day of rest when they should have been a little fresher. I think we've got to adjust to the heat. Got them practing at 5:30 in the morning we've got to get them out here in the heat."
-Fisher did give some credit to Terrance Brooks who has been a little banged up but is transitioning well to his new role as a safety.
"Terrance has been solid, he played the best going on. He's doing some good things, he's a cover guy and he's learning to be much more consistent. Safety, you got a lot more to learn at safety, you're in the pass game, you're in the run game, it's a combination, where your fits are and where your helping, safety can be a very complicated situation but he's doing a nice job."
-With James Wilder, Chris Thompson and Devonta Freeman all vying for carries, the natural tendency is to think there may be an odd man out at running back. Not so, according to Fisher, who sees the competition and depth as a positive, especially considering the propensity for tailbacks to get injured.
"Guys we say that [someone might have to fight for carries], but very few running backs stay healthy, said Fisher. "They get beat on and banged on."
-Christian Jones has been having a very good camp, according to Fisher. Jones is a 6-4 230 lb junior linebacker out of Winter Park, he came to Florida State with some good billing and was solid last year for Florida State. Fisher says Jones has become more of a leader and is learning to do the little things well.
-Cameron Erving is a player learning a new position and Coach Fisher is extremely excited about Erving's progress. Fisher credits Erving for being able to move people and pass protect well, but says the intangible he possesses that will distinguish him is the athleticism to recover when a guy slips past him.
"Someone's going to get by you on that edge," Fisher said. "But very few guys have that athleticism to recover."
-Sophomore Bobby Hart has been working as the backup left tackle, over on the right side Juco transfers Menelik Watson and Daniel Glauser are battling for the RT job with Glauser holding the slight edge so far in camp.
-Marvin Bracy is still nursing a hamstring injury and is day-to-day.