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    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    FSU In Full Pads For Practice

    FSU Sports Information Excerpts:

    The Seminole football team was back at work Wednesday preparing for the 16th-ranked Crimson Tide (3-0) in the River City Showdown. The team spent 24 periods on the practice fields in full pads. FSU spent an extensive portion of the practice working versus scout teams.


    Practice opened with special teams. One of the highlights was a Kenny Ingram blocked field goal.

    In 7-on-7 Drew Weatherford had completions to Preston Parker and a TD to Caz Piurowski. Xavier Lee connected with Rod Owens on a TD and another pass and he also hit Bert Reed. Defensively Jamie Robinson had a pass break up.

    In pass rush Shannon Boatman and Rodney Hudson had multiple wins. Will Furlong, Ryan McMahon and Evan Bellamy also won battles. For the defense Paul Griffin got to the QB three times. Emmanuel Dunbar, Justin Mincey, Everette Brown and Letroy Guion also recorded sacks.

    The defense had a good period working versus the scout team as Michael Ray Garvin, Myron Rolle and Tony Carter all had interceptions. Carter's came on a play where he tipped the ball and then caught his on break-up.Carter, Garvin and Ochucko Jenije also recorded INT's in 1-on-1. Neefy Moffett had a big tackle for loss during inside drills and Antone Smith broke two nice runs. Moffett had another tackle behind the line in red zone.

    In goal line, the defense won all four battles. Moffett forced an incompletion on the first play with a QB pressure. On the second try Dekoda Watson and Recardo Wright stuffed Marcus Sims from the one yard line. Following an incompletion on the third try, the defense closed the drill recovering a fumble in the end zone.

    Head Coach Bobby Bowden:

    "We went in full pads today and got in a little goal line scrimmage. A lot of heavy work today. (Budd) Thacker got hurt; I don't know how bad but he hurt his toe. Knowing him (Thacker) he'd still go. I don't know how bad it is - it's kind of like a sprained toe, I think. That's what he had taped."

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