Notes: Terry, Wilson close to return to field

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Wide receiver Tamorrion Terry began running and making cuts following minor knee surgery and coach Willie Taggart said he was “impressed” with his progress.

Terry, a preseason All-ACC pick, has not practiced in August but Taggart expects the receiver back on the field this week.

Taggart said he also expects defensive tackle Marvin Wilson (knee) back on the field, likely this week. The coach is confident that Terry and Wilson will be able to play in Florida State’s opener against Boise State on Aug. 31.

“I think you’ll probably see a little more out of both of them this upcoming week,” Taggart said. “They both are rehabbing really well.”

Terry said he had surgery two weeks ago and began running about four days later on a treadmill. He has begun making cuts in the last few days.

“I feel a lot better,” Terry said. “I’m going to be ready for the first game. I’m just blessed to be back out there. I feel good about it.”

Terry said he had hoped to practice on Monday but thinks he will be able to go in the middle or later in the week.

Wilson said he wasn’t too concerned when the injury happened on Aug. 9 early in a practice.

“Knee is doing great,” Wilson said. “Nothing major at all. Just taking it cautious.”

More notes from Taggart on Sunday’s media day:

The quarterback competition has been close. He mentioned that all three quarterbacks – James Blackman, Alex Hornibrook and Jordan Travis – did well in Saturday’s closed scrimmage and that they each threw touchdown passes. The scrimmage featured a number of situations such as red zone, goal line and third down.

Taggart seems pleased with the offensive line. “They’re bigger, stronger. It all starts up front, I’m excited at where those guys are,” Taggart said.

Taggart on offensive coordinator Kendal Briles’ personality: “He’s a good dude, a good football coach. I’ve been impressed with how he’s got our staff working together.”

Offensive coordinator Kendal Briles will have full control of the offense on game day but Taggart will provide input on the fly as FSU pushes the tempo.

The freshmen are fitting in well, Taggart said. They are getting more reps and “you see them improving daily.”

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