11 Seminoles Graduate As Music City Bowl Practice Continues
FSU football got practice in early Saturday and will hold its annual awards dinner tonight.
Dec. 15, 2007
· The team went for 18 periods in uppers.
· In pass rush Budd Thacker had a big day getting to the QB four times. Emmanuel Dunbar, Everette Brown and Kendrick Stewart joined him in the backfield once each. On the other side of the line Rodney Hudson, Daron Rose and David Overmyer each recorded a win.
· In 11-on-11 Antone Smith turned in a nice run on the first play. Weatherford hooked-up with Owens and Preston Parker. Defensively Myron Rolle had a pick that he returned for six the other way, Jamie Robinson had a tackle for a loss and Dionte Allen made a great read on a screen pass, put a big hit on the receiver and broke up the pass.
Head Coach Bobby Bowden
"It was a pretty lively practice today and we will then practice twice on Monday."
On the running back situation and is
"He is working both ways, at wide out and running back."
On the importance of having a two-way player like Parker:
"It's a matter of that we need him at both positions. The other team has to account for him playing at both spots. They want to know where he is."
On practicing early today:
"Well we had planned to practice early today because we have some prospects in today and then the banquet later on this evening."
On Kentucky Head Coach Rich Brooks:
"I know Rich pretty good. We go back to about 1982. Ann (Bowden) and I know his wife and both of us have been on the Nike Staff. I was on that staff before him. I think (Joe) Paterno got on there in '80, he was the first one. Then I got on second. And I think Brooks came on after us. He has done a tremendous job at
On how often he gets to talk to Coach Brooks at
"I haven't had the chance to talk to him since last February. It's been awhile. You know Jimmy Heggins is up there, coaching the offensive line. He is doing a great job up there too."
On Coach Brooks' style of coaching:
"He did a great job when he was with
On the state of the team following to the first two practices:
"Well, I think we have gone has far as we can go. The kids, since the last game, have been working out, running and lifting weights, so they look in pretty good shape. We have done about everything we can do in the first two practices."
On working out at running back:
"It's going alright, just a lot of hard work and a lot of practice. We are just short in numbers and I'm doing just trying to pull through and work hard. "
On his role as a running back and wide out going into the bowl game:
"I am really feeling good about it. I just want help the team come up with a `W'. I am just willing to do whatever I have to do. It's really tough because you have to learn both of the positions. I still haven't learned everything about the running back position and I'm still learning things at the receiver end. You are just learning a whole bunch and more responsibility."
Sophomore Everette Brown
On getting pressure on
"For me personally, it's just as important then any other game, but he's not as mobile and like any quarterback, he does not like to get hit. We definitely want to collapse the pocket and force him to make throws that he doesn't want to make. I haven't had a whole lot chances to look at them on film but they have a pretty big offensive line. But for me, coming off the edge, I have to create havoc and get to the quarterback. He's a good passer; I mean he was up for the Heisman earlier in the year, so you can't take that away from him. But we have to get him rattled."