TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Day one of spring practice kicked off on Monday for Florida State, and the focus? To continue to learn a new offensive system, as for the third time in three years, Florida State enters spring ball with a new offensive coordinator.
Kendal Briles is the guy right now, so there's new terminology to be learned and a different way to execute plays. Who's running that new offense? Right now, James Blackman is the guy. He's the only scholarship quarterback eligible, but he's not taking anything for granted.
"I still have to come out here and work hard every day, get better everyday, push my teammates everyday, nothing doesn't change. The standard is still the same," said Blackman. "We're at Florida State. The standard doesn't change."
"James Blackman is one of the most genuine people I've ever met in my life. I never have seen anyone who hasn't played for a year and work their ass off like James did," said Marvin Wilson, a Florida State defensive tackle. "James came in and worked everyday. He's a team leader. Anything James Blackman wants, I got it for him."
Head coach Willie Taggart did say that transfer Jordan Travis still has not been granted a waiver to play. They are working on clearing him.