The Seminoles were back out on the practice fields at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday. For the second day in a row the team practiced as a full squad for 24 periods. The players did have on shells for the first time so the level of hitting started to increase and that will continue up to Saturday when they don full pads for the first time. Tomorrow's practice will once again start at 9:20 and run for 24 periods.
The quarterbacks and receivers had one of their best periods so far working on timing and routes earning a lot of praise from offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher. Drew Weatherford connected with Richard Goodman, Brandon Paul and De'Cody Fagg. Xavier Lee hit Shaw and Bert Reed while D'Vontrey Richardson hit Greg Carr and Rod Owens. Christian Ponder completed a nice pass to Damon McDaniel.
Bobby Bowden Quotes:
"Today was our first day in pads, not full pads, what we call shells. Helmets and shoulder pads and shorts. And that made you pick it up a degree physically. I thought the kids handled the heat pretty good again. That has impressed me so far. Coaches I've talked to around the country that are going through this heat problem--we're all facing a heat problem. But I thought our kids have stood up pretty good the first three practices. Tomorrow we'll go in shells again and the next day we'll be full pads."
You nearly wish the young guys [Richardson and Ponder] could get more reps, but you can't. You gotta get the first two [Lee and Weatherford] most of them, because that's who's gonna be playing in that first ball game. That's the advantage we had when we broke our squad up in half, they got all the reps, you know. But now you can't get it. But they're doing some good things, I really like these two young guys."
Thursday, August 09, 2007
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