October 21, 2004 - by
Thursday’s Seminole Football Practice Report

Oct. 21, 2004


The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles (5-1, 3-1 ACC) held their final practice of the week Thursday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest (3-3, 0-3 ACC), which will be televised regionally on ABC at 3:30 p.m. The team practiced for 15 periods in shorts, beginning with special teams and finishing with separate offensive and defensive work against Demon Deacon scout teams. The team will leave for Winston-Salem Friday afternoon for the Saturday game. Head coach Bobby Bowden left immediately following the practice for his weekly call-in show.


(on practice)

“I hate Thursday practices because the tempo is so low and it’s supposed to be. It’s not much more than a walk through. I thought they practiced well this week. I saw nothing that would make me think that they weren’t preparing for this game. I didn’t see a lack of concentration or a bunch of missed assignments. I saw missed assignments but that’s what you practice for. I thought they worked pretty good.”

(on Wake Forest forcing turnovers in the red zone)

“They have their blitz and they tend to blitz more in the red zone. If that causes you to throw more, then that may have something to do with it. I haven’t taken their corners lightly all week and I hope our receivers aren’t. I think they are really talented corners.”


TE Paul Irons

(on Wake’s defense)

“Wake’s defense is a very capable defense. They have played well all year and as a defense, they have taken their team into overtime twice. I think the key for us is to not underestimate their defense. We’ve been focused all week.”

(on focusing on Wake)

“This week has been a constant reminder. We keep getting reminded about the Clemson game last year and how the week before, we were at Notre Dame and then we went up to Clemson after a big win and lost. That is definitely something that has been a focus this week and the seniors keep reminding everybody to keep the tempo up.”

DB Antonio Cromartie

(on Wake Forest offense)

“Their offense looks real good. You can’t take anything away from them. They run a lot of misdirections and a lot of stuff you have to keep your eye on. We just have to play disciplined and just play smart out there.”

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