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Florida State kicks off day one of fall camp Friday

Posted at 12:45 AM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 00:45:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The excitement was very real on Friday at Florida State, as the Seminoles kicked off fall camp. Head coach Willie Taggart talked about that excitement on Thursday, and Friday the players echoed that statement.

This team is focused on getting better, saying they're not even worried about Boise State yet. It's all about Flroida State right now and making sure they have everything taken care of. Taggart said he was impressed with the way this team stepped up in the off season with player led workouts, conditioning, and the team agreed that was a difference maker these past few months.

The team is a lot more independent, and that's the growth Taggart wanted to see out of them. James Blackman enters fall camp as the quarterback with the most experience, but there is a battle for that number one spot.

Wisconsin transfer Alex Hornibrook, set to challenge Blackman for the starting role, and both agree pushing each other will only make them better.

"I challenge myself everyday so it really doesn't take too much for anyone to challenge me, just hearing the work compete challenges me," said Blackman.

"He's a great guy, he's been great to me and you can tell that his team really likes him," added Hornibrook.

Florida State opens the regular season against Boise State in Jacksonville on August 31st.