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    Wednesday, November 21, 2007

    Noles Nearing Showdown With Gators

    FSU Sports Information Excerpts:

    Thanksgiving is just a day away and that means the Seminoles and Gators are nearing their showdown in The Swamp. The Seminoles spent 20 periods preparing for the 12th-ranked Gators Wednesday. Florida State is trying to close out a brutal November schedule with a win, which would give FSU an impressive 3-1 record and wins over two top 15 teams. The Seminoles will hold a short practice Thursday and then enjoy Thanksgiving together as a team. The squad departs Friday afternoon.

    As usual the entire start of practice was dedicated to working versus the scout teams. The Seminoles went for 15 periods against scout teams.

    In pass rush the offensive line had a good day with Rodney Hudson and Ryan McMahon leading the way. Jacky Claude, David Overmyer, Brandon Davis, Will Furlong and Daron Rose also got wins. For the defense Justin Mincey dominated winning four battles. Paul Griffin and Letroy Guion had multiple wins. Kendrick Stewart and Neefy Moffett also got to the QB.

    In skel Drew Weatherford hit Greg Carr deep and connected with Joslin Shaw. Xavier Lee found Rod Owens. When the drill moved to the red zone Weatherford his De'Cody Fagg for a TD. Patrick Robinson and Derek Nicholson both broke up passes.

    In 11-on-11 Weatherford completed passes to Antone Smith, Fagg and Shaw. Roger Williams and Dekoda Watson had interceptions.

    Practice concluded with 1:00 drill. Michael Ray Garvin broke up a pass and then Fagg turned in a great run after a catch for a big gain. Guion had a sack and then Patrick Robinson blocked a rushed field goal attempt with time winding down.

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