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    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    Inside FSU Football

    QB Drew Weatherford was out of his walking boot and back on the practice field -- in limited action -- for the first time in a week Wednesday, giving Florida State coaches hope he may be able to back up Xavier Lee on Saturday against Virginia.


    Lee, meanwhile, gave the team a scare when he accidentally was kicked in the right shin late in practice. He lay on the ground for about a minute and did not participate in final passing drills while he had ice strapped to his shin. He said after practice that the injury was merely a "cramp."


    CB Michael Ray Garvin, who already has started two games this season at the field corner position for injured Tony Carter, will get his first start Saturday at boundary corner, over Jamie Robinson.


    Florida State coaches have stuck faithfully this season to a two-tailback rotation that highlights alternating possessions for senior Lorenzo Booker and sophomore Antone Smith.

    The tailbacks, themselves, though, aren't particularly happy with the arrangement. It's not that they object to sharing duties in the backfield; rather, FSU's system hasn't allowed much flexibility in exploiting the talents of either player when he's hot.

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