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Florida State Seminoles focused on opener against Oklahoma State Cowboys

Florida State is moving out of fall camp and on to preparations for Oklahoma State.

The Seminoles on Thursday practiced in full pads and with a scout team in advance of their Aug. 30 meeting with the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“Got some work done, got some things done on Oklahoma State,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Scout team work [Thursday] was really exceptional. Good group. That’s one thing that depth allows you to have.”

Top cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams returned to practice after sitting for more than a week with hamstring injuries. Fisher said the cornerback tandem operated at “three-quarters” intensity, but he expects them to get up to full speed in the coming days.

"I wanted to ease them back the right way and they were over there chomping at the bit," Fisher said. "They looked really good. I'm very pleased with their progress."

John Franklin III, a former Plantation High standout, remains a quarterback but continues to work with the receivers. Fisher said that Franklin, a redshirt freshman, is “evolving” into the position.

• FSU will hold its annual football kickoff luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

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