October 26, 2004 - by
Tuesday’s Seminole Football Practice Report

Oct. 26, 2004


The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles (6-1, 4-1 ACC) held a full 21-period practice in shells Tuesday afternoon as they continued to prepare for this Saturday’s game at Maryland (3-4, 1-3 ACC). The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff in College Park on ABC. Senior wide receiver Chauncey Stovall (hamstring) was held out of Tuesday’s workout and his status is uncertain for this weekend. The Seminoles will be without their leading rusher, Leon Washington, as he recovers from a separated shoulder suffered in the Wake Forest game. Sophomore Lorenzo Booker will get the start and will be backed up by true freshmen Lamar Lewis and Jamaal Edwards. During 11-on-11 drills, the defense dominated as senior defensive end Chauncey Davis and fellow defensive end Willie Jones each had pass break ups. Freshman free safety Roger Williams recorded an interception when the first team defense took on the second team offense. On the final play of the afternoon, junior linebacker Sam McGrew recorded a sack and forced a fumble when he was able to get to sophomore quarterback Wyatt Sexton.

Bobby Bowden QUOTES

(on Lorne Sam’s injury)

“We just let him do what he can do and most of the time he practices just like everybody else. The injury is there and there is nothing you can do about it. He chose to go ahead and play this year and see if it will hold up. So far it has held up and hopefully it will continue. He misses very few drills.”

(on the freshman running backs)

“We worked the freshman behind Booker. We didn’t do anything live, but they got some good work.”

(on avoiding a let down at Maryland)

“You simply have to be ready to play every Saturday. There has never been a greater example than Florida and Mississippi State this last week. I don’t care who you are playing and what their record is, you’ve got to be ready to bring your “A” game to the game. If you don’t, you might get beat that week.”


TE Matt Henshaw

(on preparing for Maryland after last week’s close game)
“We’re preparing just the same. Wake Forest obviously proved they were a good team and Maryland is a good team too. I think we kind of took Wake maybe a little too lightly and we just can’t make that same mistake in preparing for Maryland.”

C David Castillo

(on FSU’s position in the BCS)

“I think it’s about right. We’re the highest ranked one-loss team in the country right now. We lost to the number three team in Miami and we have undefeated teams ahead of us. We have a pretty tough schedule ahead of us. We have to play at Maryland, at NC State on a Thursday night, and then we’ve got to play Florida. We have a tough schedule and we’ve got to keep winning ball games. Hopefully some teams ahead of us might get knocked off and we’ll be where we want to be.”

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