December 17, 2007 - by
Two-A-Days Return As FSU Continues To Prepare For Kentucky

Dec. 17, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla.With Music City Bowl CEO Scott Ramsey in town to officially invite the Seminoles to his bowl game, the football team worked out twice on Monday in preparation for its showdown with the Kentucky Wildcats (7-5, 4-4). Florida State practiced at 9:45 this morning in full pads and then went back out on the field in uppers at 3:30 this afternoon. This is the first of two, two-a-day practices this week. The team will break following Saturday’s morning practice.



·         In pass rush Everette Brown had a good day winning three battles, Budd Thacker won a couple as did Emmanuel Dunbar. Alex Boston and Neefy Moffett both got to the QB as well. For the offense David Overmyer, Daron Rose, Jacky Claude, Ryan McMahon and Will Furlong all held their men at bay.

·         In 2-on-2 Christian Ponder connected with Bert Reed twice. Reed also caught a pass from Xavier Lee as did Rod Owens. Drew Weatherford hit Preston Parker twice, one was a highlight reel one-handed grab. Weatherford also found Greg Carr, Reed and Owens. Myron Rolle had a pass break-up.

·         In one-minute offense Weatherford hit Antone Smith on a big gainer and he also found Owens. For the defense Anthony Houllis had a tackle for lose and a sack. Michael Ray Garvin broke up a pass as did Jamie Robinson.



Head Coach Bobby Bowden

On getting back into pads

“It was a good practice, we went full pads today. I thought we had pretty good intensity out there.”


On the cold weather

“I can’t stand it, I don’t like it. It’s too cold, I hope it warms up and I think it will as the week progresses.”


Center Ryan McMahon

On playing in his first Bowl Game

“I’ve never played in a bowl game, so this will be my first bowl game and we just have to work hard and get ready for Kentucky.”


On his experience at the Emerald Bowl versus preparing for the Music City Bowl

“Last year was a different story because I knew I was red-shirting so I was a little bit more relaxed.  This year I will be a lot more focused because I know I will be playing.”


Scott Ramsey- CEO Music City Bowl

On the Music City Bowl

“Obviously it’s great to have a football team like Florida State and to have the opportunity to have Coach Bowden is great.  We’re very proud of our city and how we’ve hosted events in the past.  Hopefully it will be a fun three or four days for players and fans alike.”

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