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    Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    Noles Continue Practice For Jackets And Look To Stop B-Back

    FSU Sports Information Excerpts:

    The No. 16-ranked Florida State Seminoles (6-1, 3-1 ACC) practiced 21 periods in shells Wednesday in preparation for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. ABC showdown with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-2, 3-2 ACC). The coaches continued to put in place the offensive gameplan while the offense worked against the scout team inside the redzone and the defense worked against the scout team offense working on stopping the triple option.

    Head Coach Bobby Bowden:

    Team's health, specifically Antone Smith:

    "Antone Smith is doing well. It seems like Justin Mincy is the only one who missed out."

    WR Bert Reed:

    On getting back on the field:

    "It feels really good, missing last weeks game and now I have a lot of emotions going through me right now. I am ready to get back on the field and contribute for my team which I didn't do last week and now I'm looking forward to hopefully winning another ballgame."

    LB Derek Nicholson:

    On the last time he played against the triple option:

    "It was my senior year against our rival high school. It's kind of the same thing that [Georgia Tech] does except the difference between high school and college is they can't chop you so the big thing with them is they can get you off your feet and if they get you off your feet they can run the ball."

    On stopping the fullback:

    "We have to stop the fullback. They have a statistic in this type of offense where if the fullback rushes for more than 100 yards they win every game, so we have to stop the fullback, he's the key to the offense. If we stop the fullback and contain the quarterback then you'll do a good job slowing their running game."

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