Tallahassee, FL---The Seminoles put on the pads for the first time in fall practice Thursday and as far as the practice went, coach Fisher seemed please.
Fisher called the first day in pads and full contact a good practice, with intensity and good execution.
But he also delivered some bad news on two fronts. Fisher saying senior receiver Willie Haulstead's been ruled academically ineligible, so his career with the 'noles is over.
Fisher saying "He did not make it academically. Haulstead will be out; he will not be with us. You hate it (for him) because you press him and the guy has been here for so long. He has done some good things that could have really helped us at times. We have a lot depth there, a lot of good players but still you want to make sure he finds a way to get back and get his degree.”
Haulstead had a big sophomore season, a serious concussion's kept him out in 2011, and slowed him in 2012. He was set to be part of the receiver rotation this season.
More bad news, freshman tight end Jeremy Kerr, third on the depth chart behind O'leary and converted defensive end Giorgio Newberry, tore some cartilege in his knee Wednesday. Despite no ligament damage, he'll have surgery, so no timetable for his return to a depleted tight end corps.