August 25, 2006 - by
Football Team Holds Final Scrimmage

Aug. 25, 2006


• The Seminoles held their final scrimmage of the preseason Friday evening, working for a little under two hours

Bobby Bowden announced his 2006 captains at the annual Kickoff Luncheon. Lorenzo Booker (offense), Buster Davis (defense) and Mikhal Kornegay (special teams) will call the coin toss at Miami. Permanent captains are voted on at the end of the season by the team.

• There was no tackling in the controlled scrimmage

Toddrick Verdell returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown and Myron Rolle added an INT later with a return of 39 yards

Justin Mincey, Letroy Guion, Everette Brown and Lawrence Timmons each had a sack

Greg Carr hauled in a 95-yard TD pass from Drew Weatherford, who was 10-of-17 in the scrimmage

Lorenzo Booker had runs of 80 (TD), 27 and 28 yards

Antone Smith two TD runs (2 and 17 yards) along with a 16-yard reception

Xavier Lee had a 15-yard touchdown pass to Richard Goodman and a 46-yard completion to Joslin Shaw

• The team will practice Saturday morning at 9:00 and work on special teams for approximately one hour. Sunday and Monday will be off days as classes begin and then practice is scheduled again for Tuesday afternoon.


Head Coach Bobby Bowden

(On Mikhal Kornegay’s selection as captain)

“Kornegay played on a lot of our special teams last year. Our special teams are made up of just anybody. Some guys are on one special team and some guys are on two special teams. Kornegay is on about all of them, punt block, punt return, kickoff, kickoff coverage, kick return, he is on everything. Out of all of the kids you have on special teams he is probably the most deserving to be special team’s captain. You have to be a senior.”

(On punter situation)

“We have to make a decision next week. It could be a situation where we go three or four games before we decided to settle down with this guy here.”

RB Lorenzo Booker

(On leadership)

“I think we lead in a lot more positive way in then in the past. Not to say that they were negative but we are really focus on trying to build as opposed to tear down. Especially when you are dealing with younger guys, you don’t always want to come off loud and rude. With older guys you can because they aren’t as sensitive, they know what time it is. Our job is a lot easier than the guys in the past because with the younger guys it doesn’t take much for them to listen. They understand what we are trying to do is help them so they don’t have to go through what we went through.”

(Was part of the reason you came back so that you could be the leader?)

“True statement. We have the opportunity to really lead. I think what makes our job a little different is because everybody kind of looks to us to lead. It wasn’t just something that we kind of brought on ourselves. We have been through enough to know what it takes to get to the national championship, at least what we can do on our part.”

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