TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - When it comes to football, you never really know how good your team is until the first game. You finally stop hitting on each other, you get out against other guys, and all the intangibles like field noise and smack talk are all there.
On Friday inside Doak Campbell Stadium, the Florida State Seminoles hit the field for scrimmage work, and while the field noise wasn't there, the smack talk probably was.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher said he was trying to get the guys in a lot of different positions to push them. He said there was a lot of good, but not enough consistency, and a lot of "bone knuckle things."
He said the team is right where he thought they would be though, and admits, getting in to Doak Campbell to scrimmage for the first time was a little overwhelming for some, but it is good to get into the stadium.
"I think it's critical. You just have to come in here and get used to playing in here," he said after practice. "They always say they're playing real good over there at the practice field, and I say we need to get 4,000 people to come to the practice field and it'll be heck. You gotta learn to take it to the field."
Jalen Ramsey has continued to be one of the Seminoles leaders this season, and said the Doak is one of the best stadiums in the world.
"Great tradition out there," he said. "It is sort of different from the practice field, but for us, it's honestly the same. 100 yards, two field goal posts at the end, it's nothing new to us. We just have to carry it over."
Florida State opens up the year September 5th against Texas State.