December 18, 2004 - by

Saturday’s Football Practice Report

Dec. 18, 2004


The No. 15 Florida State Seminoles (8-3) worked out for 18 periods in shells Saturday morning as they continued to prepare for their New Year’s Day bowl game against No. 23 West Virginia (8-3). The team will attend a church service and hold meetings Sunday before returning for the final practice before the bowl Monday morning at 9:00. In 11-on-11, Bryant McFadden and Roger Williams led the defense with a pair of pass break-ups while Eric Moore added a sack. The offense got a 10-yard pass from Wyatt Sexton to De’Cody Fagg and a seven-yard TD run from Lorenzo Booker. In the one-minute drill, Chris Rix gained five yards on a quarterback draw on second down, but the drive ended when the defense did not allow a completion on third and fourth down.


QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH Bobby Bowden

(on practice)

“It was just a regular practice today, the same kind that we have been doing all year. We started earlier, but did the same amount of periods. We will practice for the last time Monday in the stadium. As I told them today, a lot of them don’t think about it, but this is the last practice these seniors will ever have out here on this field. They were very quiet, they were very subdued. I think they realize that their career here is coming to an end. It has been a good group of seniors, no doubt. Monday we will get about 10 periods in and then will finish up with conditioning.”

(on Matt Henshaw playing against his brother)

“George (Henshaw) and his wife will be at the game I think. Last I talked to him he was going to come down. I think his other son is a senior. That is a lot intrigue there with two brothers playing against each other. That is always good.”

(on passing drills)

“A guy that has played real good in pass defense is McFadden. He has had a couple of interceptions. I think that we have caught the ball better this week. We need to get back to that. I was surprised not to see McFadden make the All-ACC team, (Antonio) Cromartie deserved it but some of the other guys did to.”


PLAYER QUOTES

WR Chauncey Stovall

(on his last day on the practice fields)

“We were just having a little fun today being that it was the seniors’ last practice on this field. We wanted to work hard and come out here and get better. We have to get ready for West Virginia. When that game is over, I will look back at everything. I will not really start to view it as my last game until the final week of practice.”

WR Dominic Robinson

(on the season)

“There is always some optimism and always some hope that better things will come because of what we know we have. We may not have shown it at times, but we know we have something special in this offense. We know that we have a lot of talent and we know this is our last opportunity and our last chance to go out and prove to everybody and to ourselves that we are as good as advertised and as good as we have said all year. The way to go about that it to not walk around with your head hanging and have fun.”

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