“That was one of the best Tuesday’s we’ve had," said Jimbo Fisher moments after Florida State left the practice field. "Offensively, I was very proud of the way they practiced, execution [was solid] throughout, efficient. Defense was very good. Special teams, kicked the ball well. Very good Tuesday. One of the best Tuesday’s we’ve had all year.”
Florida State -- given all of the distractions currently circling the program -- probably needs a good week of practice.
In many ways hitting the field and focusing on football is likely a nice break from the whirlwind of speculation and uncertainty that's facing the program when the players walk off the field. They seem to be honed in this week, even with all the clutter currently dotting their landscape.
“This is the next opponent. This is the most important. That’s what we’ve been preaching and it does feel very good to have the effort and execution together on both sides of the ball," Fisher said.
As for the question on many Florida State fans' minds right now, Winston continues to take the first team reps but Fisher is also very high on Sean Maguire should the team need him down the stretch.
“I’ve been very pleased with Sean’s blitz pick-ups, his checks, you just see him growing every day and getting faster and quicker and very comfortable with what he’s doing," said Fisher. "He had a good day today and yesterday he had a good day.”
More from Practice:
##- FSU could potentially have two 1,000 yard receivers in Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw:
“That would be awesome," said Fisher. "It that can go within our team goals and we can reach everything, I think it’s great. [Greene's] individual performances and consistency and his leadership – I’ll tell you what, he’s a great leader too, not just out there playing, but off the field the way he talks to people, very intelligent guy. I have a lot of respect for him and I’m hoping for it.”
##- Fisher also discussed recruiting Lamarcus Joyner four years ago:
“I loved the way he played the game. He’s one of those guys, once you met him and got him in your organization you knew he was going to affect things positively all the time.”
##- And, finally, redshirt senior Bryan Stork was named a semifinalist for the Outland trophy.
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