FSU Holds Last Full Practice Before Monday's Music City Bowl
Fsu Holds Last Full Practice Before Monday's Music City Bowl
Dec. 29, 2007
Head Coach Bobby Bowden
On yesterday's indoor practice:
"We got a lot out of it. The big thing now-a-days is assignments, assignments, assignments. That is the one thing you can do inside. The thing you can't do is air the ball out. So it was very important we were able to work on that."
On the role
"It is so much better than what we could have envisioned. It would be hard for us to envision what he has meant to our football team. He is probably our most dangerous player. Then we got a tailback hurt and we move him back there and he got 130 or something like that. He has just been phenomenal. I would never have thought when we signed him. I knew he was a heck of a receiver I didn't know he could run like he does or throw the ball and play running back."
On the role D'Vontrey
"We got him working at wide receiver and at running back, kickoffs, everything really. He will go out on kickoffs, he will probably go down on punts, he'll probably try to block punts, he'll probably could be a wide receive. He can line up as a tailback as we need him.
"He has got skills. I wouldn't be surprised if we hit the field for that game with them and he ain't the best athlete on the field. He is a quarterback and that is where he wants to play. That's where we will play him so right now he is kind of a back-up at a lot of positions."
He is a big leaguer. He is the kind you don't like to see. I put him in that category with (BC's Matt) Ryan. I put him in that category with (
On how Andre Woodson compares to Matt Ryan:
"He is just as dangerous, maybe more so because he can probably run better."
On what being a heavy underdog will do to his team:
"Well you hope (that motivates the team) but that needs to come from them. A coach can say `Boy this is something we can really rally around, men lets go out and rally around' but unless you feel it down in your heart it is hard to rally around. You hope that they pick it up that way."
On his comfort level with back-up QB Christian Ponder due to his playing experience:
"Yes, I think anytime you get game experience I think it is important. He has been under fire and we have an idea of what he can do."
On what he sees in
"They are a real solid football team, very solid. It is hard to find a place you can just pick on them. Then the other thing that really overwhelms you is the ability of their offense that no matter what happens they can bring you back."
On the chance for a hero to emerge in the
"If somebody can go out and make some great plays and win this darn game, they would be in the hero category. Their names would go in the book."
On how important this game is:
"How important is it? It is important. We have played bowls before that we have lost and still came back and had a great year, same thing with
Defensive Tackle Kendrick Stewart
On the o
"It's a great o
On the adversity this team has dealt with over the last two weeks:
"It's been a struggle but you have to
Linebacker Kendall Smith
On the o
"Not many freshmen get the o
Offensive Lineman Evan Bellamy
On the o
"This is a great o
On the guys that are ste
"No, the guys are just going out there trying to
Quarterback Drew Weatherford
On the attitude of the team heading into Monday's game:
"Honestly, this is a great o
On this game being a huge s
"This is a very unique o