August 12, 2006 - by
Football Team Holds Practice #5

Aug. 12, 2006

• The team worked out from 9:00 a.m. until noon and practiced in pads for the first time

• The defense created several turnovers in 11-on-11 scrimmaging at the end of the day with a total of three interceptions

Tony Carter picked off Christian Ponder and returned it 20 yards, Myron Rolle deflected a deep pass by Xavier Lee and Derek Nicholson got the INT, and Marcus Ball added the third interception off of Drew Weatherford

Lawrence Timmons and Darrell Burston each had a sack in 11-on-11

• The offense’s top plays were a 25-yard swing pass from Ponder to Jamaal Edwards and a 15-yard completion from D’Vontrey Richardson to Brandon Warren

• In goalline, the No. 1 offense scored on three of four tries versus the No. 2 defense while the No. 2 offense was 0-for-4 against the No. 1 defense

• The goalline touchdowns came from Lorenzo Booker (3 yards), Antone Smith (1 yard) and Joe Surratt (1 yard)

• Media day and fan day will be held Sunday (8/13) and the first two-a-day practice is Monday


Head Coach Bobby Bowden

(on practice)

“I thought overall they handled it pretty good. It wasn’t a bad practice in pads for the first day. We worked on the goalline, the first offense versus the second defense and I think the offense scored all but one time. Then the first defense got in their and stopped them nearly every time. They just got a good taste of it. Tomorrow is picture day and then Monday will be the first day for two-a-days.”

(on Lawrence Timmons’ hit on Brandon Warren)

“That is why he plays football. He carries a big stick on this football team. ”

(on Timmons’ blocked field goal and punt)

“He is versatile. He is a guy that you like to keep on the field all of the time because he just makes plays whether it is in the kicking game or the running game.”

(on fan day and media day)

“The boys don’t have to practice and they get their pictures made in their uniforms. They get to sign autographs and we get to meet a lot of nice people. It is good for us.”

(on the importance of depth on the offensive line)

“Next year we will have a lot of depth. This year we are keeping our fingers crossed that nobody gets hurt on our front six, five plus one. Of course they have to make improvement and they will make improvement if they stay healthy.”

TE Brandon Warren

(on the difference between college and high school football)

“The speed of the game, guys are really physical and way stronger than before but you just have to dig deep and get the job done.”

(on his biggest challenge)

“Basically just getting in the trenches and blocking bigger guys. It is just a different level. Everyone is just so much faster off of the ball and stronger.”

(Is this what you thought it would be like now that you have the pads on?)

“Oh yeah definitely, I’m at Florida State. The level of competition here is as high as anywhere. I’m here to compete and I’m going to do whatever I can to get on the field.”

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