The Florida State Seminoles football team held its second scrimmage of spring ball on Saturday at the Bobby Bowden field at Doak Campbell stadium.
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Spring ball is a time to start practicing new plays and getting players comfortable playing with each other. Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher says the Garnet and Gold need to develop a toughness and he believes the team needs to drastically improve.
A few players have impressed Fisher during spring practices including sophomore running back Jacques Patrick. the Noles second-leading rusher “(Patrick) took some runs where I wanted to see him do, three and four- yard runs and made them six and seven- yard runs” Fisher said. He is also becoming very consistent and running with lots of power. Last season, Patrick scored five touchdowns and had the ball 63 times for 314 yards.
Rising Senior DeMarcus Walker, defensive end, is another player that has impressed Fisher this spring. Walker has become the leader on the field and agrees with Coach Fisher that the team needs to improve during its final week of spring practice. The team needs to be more disciplined in order to have many victories this 2016 season.
The Noles had a great 2015 season with a record of 10 wins and two loses. Some of the best games of the Seminoles season include the close win 29-24 against the Miami Hurricanes at home, the 45-21 victory over Syracuse, and the 27- 2 win over the Gators in Gainesville.
Fisher believes if the team will start playing better together and start to become mentally and physically tough they will have a great season.
This weekend, the Seminoles will have their spring game in Orlando at the Orlando Citrus Bowl where the Noles will broadcast their skills to their fans. More than 30,00 tickets have already been sold. The game is not hosted in Tallahassee this year due to construction at Doak Campbell Stadium.