May 1, 2007
Back for the second consecutive year, Sun Sports’ acclaimed UNDER THE LIGHTS: SEMINOLES SPRING FOOTBALL is a one-of-a-kind television show that is sure to have FSU football fans pumped up for this coming fall. Not only does the show offer early insight from the players and coaches on the `Noles upcoming season, it also offers fans a backstage pass to the unique sights and sounds from FSU spring football in Tallahassee. It’s a show unlike any other offering rare access with players wearing microphones during scrimmages and letting fans see and hear first-hand what goes on. Sun Sports goes inside the locker room, into the conditioning room, around campus and closer to the action, uncovering the personalities of players and coaches.
Hosted by Sun Sports’ Tom Block, this season’s UNDER THE LIGHTS: SEMINOLES SPRING FOOTBALL begins by introducing fans to the new, and some familiar, faces on the FSU coaching staff. Jimbo Fisher, offensive coordinator, and Rick Trickett, offensive line coach, are charged with reinvigorating the offense and fans will hear from them first-hand and watch as they guide players through spring practice. Viewers will also hear from former FSU players and now members of Head Coach Bobby Bowden’s coaching staff, Dexter Carter and Lawrence Dawsey, as well as Chuck Amato, who has returned to FSU as executive associate head coach and linebackers coach
Next up on the one-hour program is a look at the fun-filled Friday night tradition in Tallahassee on the eve of the spring game. Seminoles Rover Myron Rolle takes viewers along for a look at how Seminoles fans from all over gather to officially kick-off the season. Then it’s back to business with analysis from the players’ perspective of the fierce competition at the quarterback position with both Xavier Lee and Drew Weatherford posting impressive stats this spring. Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Jost and FSU defensive lineman Bud Thacker show viewers how the players get in shape and then it’s off to another type of playing field. The D-Line decides to test their skills in the bowling lanes with Everett Brown, Andre Fluellen, Alex Boston, Neefy Moffet and Kendrick Stewart showing off their fierce competitive instincts.
Finally, it’s time for the big game – the annual Garnet & Gold game. UNDER THE LIGHTS®: SEMINOLES SPRING FOOTBALL follows all the excitement from the tailgaters in the parking lot, to the mood in the locker room during pre-game preparations, to the action on the field. Rolle and receiver De’Cody Fagg wear microphones during the game so fans can listen in.
UNDER THE LIGHTS: SEMINOLE SPRING FOOTBALL premieres statewide 5/4, 6pm with replays scheduled on Sun Sports 5/7, 11:30am; 5/13, 3:30pm; 5/15, 5pm; 5/18, 6pm; 5/21, 9pm; 5/22, 4pm; 5/28, 11:30am; 6/3, 1pm; and 6/11, 11:30am (ET).
The acclaimed UNDER THE LIGHTS® series draws upon Sun Sports’ longstanding television partnerships with many of the state’s professional and collegiate teams providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at some of Florida’s top sports stories and newsmakers away from the playing fields. Given unparalleled access by the schools, coaches and teams, the series allows viewers to witness preparations rarely seen by anyone outside the teams/programs.