FSU Sports Information Excerpts:
The Seminole football team got down to the business of preparing for their toughest test of the year on Tuesday. Florida State (5-3, 2-3) spent 21 periods in full pads as the squad began to prepare for Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Ryan and the second-ranked BC Eagles (8-0, 4-0). Boston College is the highest ranked team FSU has faced since battling No. 2 Miami in 2003.
After working on special teams, the Seminoles broke up into units and began working versus the scout teams.
Mid-way through practice the team moved into skel and pass rush drills. In skel Drew Weatherford connected with De'Cody Fagg and then hit Preston Parker on a deep pass as well as a mid-range strike. Both Christian Ponder and D'Vontrey Richardson connected on short routes.
In pass rush Letroy Guion had another great drill beating his man three times. Emmanuel Dunbar, Justin Mincey, Budd Thacker and Neefy Moffett all recorded multiple sacks. Paul Griffin and Eli Charles got to the QB as well. For the offensive line Ryan McMahon got a couple wins while Jacky Claude, Shannon Boatman and Daron Rose held their men up.
The offense couldn't get much going in 11-on-11 but scored on its first two possessions of goal line. Jamaal Edwards got into the endzone after being hit before the goal line and then Weatherford scored on a scramble. Kenny Ingram stopped the next play short of a TD and the practice ended with Seddrick Holloway unable to get in from the one thanks to a defensive charge led by Kendall Smith.
Coach Bowden Quotes
On the running game against Boston College:
"Well, they do have a very tough defense; there is no doubt about that. The front seven is real good. They're not where they are by accident, they're where they are because they are good. I think they have 17 graduates on their football team. They got the maturity going for them, too."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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