August 21, 2006 - by
Two-A-Days Continue For Football Team

Aug. 21, 2006

• FSU returned to the practice fields after taking Sunday off for two sessions on Monday (full pads in the morning/shells in the evening)

• In 11-on-11 in the a.m. practice, Jamaal Edwards broke off a 40-yard touchdown run with a key block coming from Cory Niblock

• Edwards added a 16-yard run later thanks to a block by Mario Henderson and the offense picked up another long ground gain on a 17-yard rush from Antone Smith

• The longest pass play in 11-on-11 was a 20-yard completion from Drew Weatherford to Chris Davis

• On the other side of the ball, Buster Davis had two stops including a tackle for loss while Michael Ray Garvin recorded one tackle and a pass break-up

• In goalline drills, the No. 1 offense scored on all three tries vs. the No. 2 defense

• Scores came on a three-yard pass from Weatherford to Caz Piurowski, a two-yard dive over the goalline by Lorenzo Booker and a one-yard run by Joe Surratt

• The No. 1 defense kept the No. 2 offense out of the endzone on all three attempts thanks to a big hit at the one by Roger Williams and a QB hurry by Neefy Moffett

• The freshmen class got a quick history lesson on the sod cemetery at the end of the morning practice as Doug Mannheimer explained the FSU tradition. Construction had forced the sod cemetery to be put away for the last year, but it will be put back in place at the entrance of the practice fields in the next couple weeks.

• The evening session was cut short due to lightning in the area and the team finished up inside

• The Seminoles will hold a full scrimmage Tuesday morning at 9:45 in the stadium


Head Coach Bobby Bowden

(On practice)

“Today was not a real good practice. It was the first time they have come out and everyone was feeling sorry for themselves and all of that stuff. We will see how they pick it up after I talked to them. We got in what I wanted to get in, but there just wasn’t any fire and spirit.”

(Is there anything standing out in practice?)

“Not especially. They have been doing what we want them to do. Nothing is jumping out at me. We don’t look superior in any area.”

(Dealing with the heat)

“They have to learn to practice through the heat and through the uncomfortableness that is out there at this time. It is just there and there is nothing we can do about it. We have to assume that Miami is down there with the same feeling, working hard.”

LB Buster Davis

(On the current status of the defense)

“I think the defense is playing very well right now. Hopefully we can continue that more into the Miami game. We are going to have 13 more days now and ten more practice before we play them. These next ten practices are going to be the best we can have out here as far as everyone coming together so we can get the defense how it is going to be for the games.”

(On how he handles when people take it easy in practice)

“You have to tell them to pick it up. Miami is not going to be lethargic. They are going to come out and hit you in the mouth every single play so you have to play that speed in practice. When it comes to game time, it isn’t going to be the same as it is going to be in practice but you have to practice to the most that you can so hopefully in the Miami game you can be right on top of your game. The thing about it is when you play defense, especially on a defense that is a caliber that we are, you have to play lights out every play.”

RB Jamaal Edwards

(On 40-yard rushing touchdown in 11-on-11)

“My line, fullbacks and receivers are doing a great job blocking for me. They made it easy for me. It is a great confidence booster, knowing that you can still do it.”

(On practice)

“It has been going well. I have been getting a chance to sit back and look at the guys ahead of me and learn from them. All of the running backs help each other out so that makes it easy for me. Everybody helps everybody.”

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