Gold beats Garnet, 40-24, Saturday as the 'Noles' passing game -- and as a result, the quarterback battle -- steals the show at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Ryan Pensy, Scott Kotick, Layne Herdt and Brandon Mellor from Seminoles.com share their thoughts on FSU's spring practices, which come to an end Saturday at the annual Garnet & Gold Game.
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Freshman kicker Roberto Aguayo prepares for his new role at FSU as he takes over for Dustin Hopkins.
Seminoles.com's Brandon Mellor looks back at what each returning football player did in 2012 and looks ahead at what to expect from them when spring practices get started.
2013 SPRING OUTLOOK:One of the nation's top kickers coming out of high school, who spent the 2012 season studying behind FSU's and the ACC's all-time career scorer as well as the NCAA's all-time kick scorer in kicker Dustin Hopkins. Has an explosive leg with good power and accuracy. Also has the ability to punt and in line to be another great kicker in FSU history.
2012: Redshirt season
PERSONAL: Rated the nation's No. 3 kicker by Rivals...sixth-best kicking prospect according to ESPN.com...247Sports lists him as the nation's third-best kicker...three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...ESPN lists him as the 105th-best overall prospect in the state of Florida...listed as the 133rd-best prospect in the state by 247 Sports...one of only three kickers to make the ESPNU150 Watch List for 2012...was rated the nation's number one kicking prospect at the age of 16 by Kohl's Kicking Camps...Kohl's said the ball explodes off his foot and that he is ready for Division I football right now...they also pointed out how well he handles pressure and that he is one of the most pure talents they have seen across the country...won the kick-off competition at the ESPN Underclassman Challenge in 2010 with a 74-yard kick that had a 4.04 second hang time...high school coach considers him an offensive weapon and the best high school kicker he's coached since UF's Caleb Sturgis...made 7-of-8 field goals as a junior with his long coming from 48 yards...also accounted for 38 touchbacks in 2010...hit two field goals from 51 yards as a sophomore...longest field goal in practice was 63 yards...attended the National Invitational Scholarship Camp...named the Most Outstanding Kicker at the Jimbo Fisher Summer Camp... started his career playing soccer before he moved over to football...also ranked as the 68th-best punter in the nation by Kohl's...favorite kicker is FSU's Groza Award winner and current Washington Redskin Graham Gano...chose FSU over interest from Tennessee, UCLA, Arkansas, LSU and Michigan.