TALLAHASSEE, FL (WJHG/WECP) Can you believe it? It's time to talk some college football here in early March!
That's because the Florida State Seminoles are among the teams
already back at it in terms of spring workouts.
Monday FSU Head Coach Willie Taggart putting his guys through the first of what will be 15 sessions in the next few weeks, culminating with a spring game at Doak the first weekend in April.
Simply put there is much on the plate for Taggart this spring. Chief among all that, working to rebuild the offense around the new starting quarterback James Blackman. Blackman is, aside from Western Michigan transfer Wyatt Rector, who is awaiting a waiver to be eligible to play, the only scholarship qb. currently on the FSU roster.
"James just being James, he's always enthusiastic." coach Taggart said after Monday's practice "He loves his teammates. And he always has a positive attitude on things. I think when you are that way then you can achieve a lot of things that you want. And I think those things are starting to come his way. And that's a big part of being successful too. Sometimes you can be impatient, and to act patient is the hardest thing to do."
Getting Blackman comfy again as the starter not the only priority this spring, the coach says.
"I mentioned before we have to create competitive depth. When we get out of here, we've got to have depth at every football position on our field. And then just continue to get better at every position that we were bad at last year. And you do that one day at a time. And making sure that we have the right people in the right places so that we can execute like we need to."
FSU will practice again Wednesday, with 13 workouts after that, including the spring game set for Saturday, April 6th at Doak.