Thunder and lightning pushed Florida State's first scrimmage of the Fall indoors but that didn't stop FSU from putting in a good day's work inside their new indoor practice facility.
“I might just scrimmage in here all the time,” joked head coach Jimbo Fisher afterward. “I liked the effort, a lot of young guys jumped out at me on both sides of the ball. Just the athleticism– they made some mistakes too– but just the ability for some young guys who can help us in the mix.”
Several younger players got to see increased reps as a result of injuries on Wednesday, most notably Jalen Ramsey continues to work with the first team defense at corner. Ronald Darby was also back at full speed on Wednesday and spent most of his afternoon with the first team as well, but PJ Williams missed the scrimmage and is day-to-day with a hip injury.
“I noticed [Ronald] out there a couple times," said Fisher. "He made a couple plays, knocked some balls down. Darby is getting back into the swing of things which is really good.”
##- Jarred Haggins is out for the foreseeable future, possibly the whole season, after being diagnosed with a patella fracture.
“Scooter is going to be out for a while, probably done for the year," said Fisher. "He has a stress fracture in his knee cap. He still has a medical redshirt available.”
FSU now has a glaring depth issue at receiver. With Greg Dent out indefinitely pending his criminal charges, Willie Haulstead ineligible and now Haggins on the shelf with a knee-cap stress fracture, there will be plenty of chances for FSU's first year receivers as well as increased pressure on guys like Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin to produce. Greene was in a green "limited contact" jersey as a precaution on Wednesday.
##- Here's your daily QB update:
“They handled themselves well," said Fisher. "Each had some really high moments; each had a couple tough moments. But I liked how they handled it; bounced right back. I will look at the film to see who was more consistent. Both at times had good days and some really good plays. They handled third down and blitzes really well. That is what concerns you with young quarterbacks; can you throw it when everyone knows you are going to throw it? When they are bringing that blitz in there, can you stand in there and take the heat and do those things? From that standpoint, I was pretty pleased for the most part.”
##- Ryan Green was one of the young players that Fisher talked about when he mentioned early contributors, Green ran with the two's on Wednesday and afterward Fisher joked "he got his money's worth." Devonta Freeman didn't scrimmage, James Wilder was limited and Mario Pender got dinged up
Florida State is off on Thursday. Camp resumes on Friday with another two-a-day.
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