Offseason notes for the Noles

Catching up on some FSU notes after the three-day weekend ...


  • Coach Jimbo Fisher has made some personnel changes effective for spring practice, which begins March 19. Defensive end Dan Hicks moved to tight end, and defensive lineman Cameron Erving moved to offensive tackle. Safety Nick Moody is now at outside linebacker. Defensive end Toshmon Stevens will continue on the line, but could also play linebacker. No other position changes are expected.


  • Backup quarterback Will Secord, who was a redshirt sophomore last season, will graduate this summer and has decided not to return for the 2012 season. Secord is on track to receive his degree in interdisciplinary social science. He played in two career games -- against Samford in 2010 and Charleston Southern in 2011. Linebacker Holmes Onwukaife was added to the medically disqualified list late in 2011 and will not play in 2012.


  • Defensive end Brandon Jenkins will wear No. 4, along with running back Chris Thompson, who has worn No. 23 the past three seasons. Along with their position changes, tight end Hicks will now wear No. 6, and Erving will wear No. 75 as an offensive tackle.

  • Other notable new jersey numbers for the spring are defensive back Tyler Hunter (1), running back Mario Pender (7), punter Cason Beatty (38) and offensive lineman Daniel Glauser (67).