Dec. 17, 2007
· 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.
QUOTES FOLLOWING THE AM PRACTICE
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
On his experience at the Emerald Bowl versus preparing for the
“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.”
“Obviously it’s great to have a football team like