Florida State begins fall football camp

By: Kenny Morales; Kristi Kopanis | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tuesday marked the first day the Florida State Seminoles could practice as the 2017 season draws nearer.

The day began with Jimbo Fisher's first press conference of the year, followed by the first practice of the season.

In Fisher's introductory talk with the media, he talked about a few players as it pertains to position situation and health:

  • OL's Alec Eberle and Landon Dickerson will be "full go" for practice

  • OL Brady Scott (foot) would be the only player to miss practice

  • Entering camp, Rick Leonard is the team's starting left tackle

  • Entering camp, Alec Eberle is the team's starting center

  • Entering camp, Jacques Patrick is the team's starting running back

    First practice of the year
    A few things stood out at the 'Noles first practice of the season. First, returning starting quarterback Deondre Francois looked a lot more comfortable under center for FSU. He looked good - not that he didn't last year - with both his passes and handing the ball off to running backs.

    Speaking of running backs, the aforementioned Jacques Patrick looked very very good. After waiting in the wings behind Dalvin Cook last season, who has since left for the NFL, the job is Patrick's. And, for a guy who looks as big as he does, he can move with ease.

    Wakulla High School's own Keith Gavin had a good first day at practice as well. While he'll probably be the third option on the field, usually where a receiver will play from the slot, if everything goes well, Gavin should play a key role this year.

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