Most of the Osceola’s coverage on Sunday as you might expect has been on the passing of legendary FSU football coach Bobby Bowden early this morning. However, FSU head coach Mike Norvell and his team did take the field for the second time on Sunday. The team, as it did Saturday, was split into two groups. The veterans took the field Sunday morning for a two-hour practice, which was then followed by another two-hour practice for select underclassmen, newcomers and several transfers who were not on-campus last semester to participate in spring football.
Both practices were heavy on positional fundamental work and with about half of both 23-period practices being devoted to working on special teams technique and schemes. In the morning practice the offensive line, tight ends and running backs spent several periods working on inside run blocking assignments. At the same time, the quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs went through several periods of seven-on-seven. The practice finished with three periods of 11-on-11 team work.
Transfer wide receiver Andrew Parchment practiced with the newcomers Saturday afternoon but on Sunday morning he practiced with veterans as Norvell and the offensive staff try to speed up his learning curve with the season opener against Notre Dame less than a month away.
Ben Ostaszewski, who came to FSU as preferred walk-on at tight end as member of the 2020 recruiting class, has moved to the offensive line. Ostaszewski is the son of former FSU defensive lineman Henry Ostaszewski. The younger Ostaszewski arrived on-campus last summer at about 235 pounds. He is now carrying about 265 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame.
FSU will go through another split-squad workout on Monday before the players get an off day on Tuesday.