Tallahassee, FL--Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher had a rather busy day Wednesday. For starters, he got some very good news concerning the legal trouble of junior corner Greg Reid. Fisher said he was “very relieved” to hear that the legal issue facing Greg Reid was dropped. Prosecutors in Tallahassee deciding not to pursue misdemeanor charges of lying to police against Reid.
“Like I said, you never want to make a statement until we find out all the facts,” he said. “They thought the facts…that’s what they wanted to do and we’re very happy with that. I had no control over that. So, we’re very pleased. When asked if it would have any impact on Reid playing at Wake Forest, Fisher answered, “no.”
As for today's practice session, Jimbo said his team “got better today” following Wednesday’s 2 ½ hour workout at the Al Dunlap Practice Fields. “Good hard day,” Fisher added. “A lot better than yesterday…we got through the soreness and [being] banged. Guys practiced a lot better, flying around and had some enthusiasm. We got better today. I was pleased.” The Seminoles continued to mix and match some personnel while resting players, a lot for precautionary reasons. FSU will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. on Oct. 8 to face Wake Forest. That game will be televised on the ACC Network at 12:30 p.m. “Yeah, we’re still getting some guys some rest,” Fisher said. “We’re working some of the young guys and to keep developing depth. If they got to play and the other guys aren’t doing what they need to do, we can get them in there, so we’re continually doing that.”
· Quarterback EJ Manuel did not practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury sustained in the Oklahoma loss. Manuel is making strides spending time in the weight room and working inside with athletic trainers individually during practice. Senior wide receiver Bert Reed did take part in practice. Reed worked some on returning kicks and saw some limited time in team drills.