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    Tuesday, September 04, 2007

    FSU Prepares For UAB

    Excerpts From FSU Sports Information:

    The Florida State football team returned to practice field this afternoon following Monday night's game at Clemson in its 2007 season opener. The Seminoles practiced in shorts for eight periods under the watchful eyes of head coach Bobby Bowden. The team worked on correcting mistakes from its game against the Tigers and began implementing its game plan for Saturday's game against UAB. The Seminoles' game against the Blazers is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. start and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

    Head coach Bobby Bowden
    "They (UAB) played last week against Michigan State and had their hands full with them. Of course, they are like us, when you play a team like that that's good you learn what your weaknesses are. You learn what your kinds don't know that you thought they did and things like that. So, there will be an improvement."

    Offensive Lineman David Overmyer
    (on the Clemson loss)
    "I don't think it was the system; we just didn't execute and communicate. That was the big problem. We just didn't communicate and execute. We were prepared for everything they did and we went over it in practice. We knew what to do. Maybe the fact that we had three new starters in there experience-wise - you can do it out here in practice but when it comes to game speed it's a whole different ball game. Repetition of doing things and seeing stuff; it's probably a little bit easier for me because I've played a few ball games here. I've seen all the stunts and all the blitzes they are going to send so maybe it was a little easier for me to pick up. Once we settled down a little bit we did some good things out there. We didn't finish and we didn't execute as well as we should have."

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