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FSU football begins spring practice

Posted at 10:50 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 23:41:05-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell left the practice fields feeling good with the team's first spring practice of 2020. The day was also his first spring practice as FSU's head coach.

After about two hours of drills and play-making, Norvell said the first day was a good one. "I liked the energy of the guys," explained Norvell. "I thought there were some teachable moments, some things we've got to get cleaned up, obviously, just our overall understanding. We've walked through the practice probably three or four times with coaches and managers and everyone involved and there's still some things that we've got to do a little bit better job of, with our efficiency of movement."

For players, things were different. There was no music during practice and of course, there were plenty of new faces, in coaches, managers, and teammates. One of the things the offensive side of the ball is learning, is a new offense.

James Blackman said after practice that learning a new offense is not the easiest thing, but if you play collegiately, he said you have to get used to things changing. "It's hard, but when you live this lifestyle you gotta get used to it," said Blackman. "It's something we signed up for. We know, they put us in the right position, right amount of hours meeting, teaching and detailing things, and just put us in the right position to know what we've got to do when we come out here on the field."

FSU's next spring practice will be Tuesday.