Nov. 25, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University football team continued its preparations for Saturday’s game against No. 2 ranked Florida on the FSU Practice Fields. The Seminoles practiced for 22 periods in shells (shoulder pads and helmets) in their second of four practices during a normal game-week. The Seminoles will work on both Wednesday and Thursday putting in their game plan as they play their highest ranked opponent of the season.
Pass Skeleton: Christian Ponder completed passes to Preston Parker (three), Antone Smith, Taiwan Easterling and Greg Carr. Drew Weatherford completed passes to Josh Dobbie, Cameron Wade and Rod Owens. De’Vontrey Richardson completed a pass to Rod Owens
11 on 11: Christian Ponder completed passes to Rod Owens (20 and 10 yards), Greg Carr (40 Yards) and Taiwan Easterling (five yards). Drew Weatherford completed passes to Bert Reed (25 and 10 yards) and Jarmon Fortson (40 yards). Myron Rolle had one pass break up.
Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher
“I think it’s very imperative that we establish the line of scrimmage. You never win the game in the first five minutes but you don’t want to lose it. You have to get out and establish the line of scrimmage, move the ball, get some points and do the things you have to do because they not only start well on offense they start fast on defense. That’s been the key – people haven’t scored on them. Everybody talks about their offense being top 10 but their defense is top five, too, in every category”
QB Drew Weatherford:
His most memorable experiences:
“Obviously the ACC Championship was great. The Emerald Bowl was really special. Playing under our coaches for the last time and coming out with a big win. Watching Lorenzo Booker having such a great game in front of his home crowd. That was really special. There’s been a lot of great experiences. I’ve just really enjoyed my time and I’m looking forward to the future as well.”
On what he wants the Senior class to be remembered by:
“Just enduring a lot and the guys that are still here, showing a lot of character and continuing to work. Hard work pays off; we’ve had a really good year this year. We’ve progressively gotten better. I think that we have been a part of getting Florida State to where we want to be.”
On Florida’s offense:
“Florida’s offense is pretty good. They run; their running play is pretty good and they toss. It’s going to be up to our defense to stop them. They’re a pretty good team.
On how his time at Florida State has been:
“It’s been good. There have been some ups, there have been some downs but overall it’s been pretty good, it’s been a good trip along the way. I’m looking forward to this last game, on my own field, because I’m going out with a bang.”
K/P Graham Gano
On his Senior Day game plan:
“I’m pretty excited. I guess I’ll probably be emotional that day but I’m excited to go out there and play my last game. My mom and dad and my brother will be here. I’m just going to go out there and kick whatever we’re supposed to kick.”