March 17, 2006 - by
Seminoles Continue Spring Practice With Half-Scrimmage On Friday.

March 17, 2006


The Seminoles held their first spring practice in full pads Friday afternoon, working out for 14 periods on the practice fields and then moving over to Doak Campbell Stadium for a half-scrimmage. Freshman tailback Russell Ball had the play of the day when he took a toss left, broke several tackles, and then reversed field for a 43-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Drew Weatherford was a perfect 9-for-9 for 65 yards in the scrimmage with one touchdown to Greg Carr in goalline drills. The first offense was 3-for-4 in goalline with the other scores coming from Jamaal Edwards and Antone Smith on three-yard runs. Freshman safety Myron Rolle also had in impressive scrimmage with an interception, a tackle for loss on a reverse, and a fumble recovery in goalline. Defensive tackle Kendrick Stewart had a pair of sacks and a tackle for loss while Paul Griffin added two tackles behind the line of scrimmage. FSU will take the weekend off and then return to practice Monday afternoon.


QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH Bobby Bowden

(on the scrimmage)

“You can’t hardly evaluate a first scrimmage. Coaches can look at the film and see where we are, what we need to work on more. Usually the first scrimmages are ragged but as long as they are giving all they’ve got, it’s all you ask.”

(on Russell Ball’s TD run)

“Redshirted him last year and we knew he had good speed. I thought the backs ran pretty good. The blocking got better as the scrimmage progressed.”

(on Myron Rolle)

“He had a nice interception and a nice hit in there. He’s getting what he needs – experience. He’s big and intelligent and he’ll hit you so he’s got what we’re looking for.”


QUOTES FROM SAFETY Myron Rolle

(on his first scrimmage)

“It was great. Now we are actually out here playing and it’s like a game situation. It’s the first time I’ve ever played in this stadium so it was a little scary with all the seats and everything, the magnitude of it. I had a good time, made a couple plays, and I’m happy with my performance today.”

(on the intereception)

“We were in cover five so I had a deep half. Trevor Ford did a good job of keeping Kenny O’Neal inside. Then when he broke for the corner, I played over the top of him and made the play. I read the quarterback’s shoulders and broke on the ball.”

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