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    Friday, September 21, 2007

    Football Team Practiced Yesterday- Off Today

    FSU Sports Information Excerpts:

    The Seminole football team has an early off week this year and the coaching staff is letting the players take advantage of it. FSU will not practice Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The team will return to the practice fields Monday afternoon as it continues its preparations for Alabama. On Thursday the Seminoles went through their second consecutive practice in full pads. Today's practice lasted 22 periods.


    Practice opened with special teams. The team once again spent a majority of the practice working against the scout teams.

    In 7-on-7 Xavier Lee connected with Rod Owens and Greg Carr. Drew Weatherford hit De'Cody Fagg and D'Vontrey Richardson connected with Damon McDaniel. Bernard Brinson and Roger Williams recorded pass break-ups.

    In 11-on-11 Weatherford completed passes to Preston Parker, Owens and Richard Goodman. Lee connected with Owens and Richardson hit Carr. For the defense, Darius McClure made a great diving interception and J.R. Bryant broke up a pass. Kendrick Stewart and Dekoda Watson recorded sacks. Toddrick Verdell had a sack and a quarterback hurry on back-to-back plays. It looked like he would have two sacks but Richardson was able to get away from the linebacker.

    Practice ended with the 1:00 drill. Weatherford led the ones on a seven play TD drive. He threw just one incompletion on the march and concluded it with a TD strike in the back of the endzone to Fagg. The twos went four and out. Lee started by hitting Fagg. Brinson then broke up a pass that was intended for Owens. Following an incompletion, Russell Ball caught a Lee swing pass on fourth down but came up short of the first.

    Executive Head Coach Mickey Andrews
    "Today was kind of a mixture of a Tuesday and a Wednesday practice. We had not been able to do our one minute drill outside at all for the last two weeks. We worked on that a little bit. We worked on long yardage situations and a little bit of inside runs. The offense did a good job - the first group did a good job at the end in the one minute drill. They drove the ball down the field and scored a touchdown and won the football game. The defense didn't do enough to win a football game in the fourth quarter like that. That's pretty discouraging. We weren't serious enough about winning the football game. We have to have more effort and more execution than what we got this afternoon in that situation."

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