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Weather Forces FSU Football Team Indoors

Aug. 29, 2006




·        After taking Sunday and Monday off, the Seminoles held meetings and a walk-thru inside due to inclement weather

·        Senior linebacker Buster Davis was named to the Butkus Award watch list over the weekend and will face off against another candidate Monday in Miami‘s Jon Beason

·        Sophomore Drew Weatherford was listed as one of 34 quarterbacks on the Davey O’Brien watch list which includes 19 seniors, 12 juniors and three sophomores

·        ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit announced his annual preseason awards (The Herbies) and three Seminoles were noted: Drew Weatherford (No. 4 Old School QB – classic drop back style), Myron Rolle (Top True Freshman) and Lawrence Timmons (What’s My Name? – players who will be household names by October)

·        The team and coaching staff will participate in Seminole Uprising, a fall pep rally, Wednesday night at 6:30 in Tully Gym

·        FSU will return to practice Wednesday afternoon and work in full pads




Head Coach Bobby Bowden


(On not being able to go outside to practice)


“We were all set and ready to go outside but decided to stay inside because of the threat of lightning. We let them divide up. The defense worked on its scouting report while the offense worked out. Then we switched it around.”


(On not getting outside in three days)


“We’ll get enough exercise inside to be O.K. During a regular game week of practice, today would have been like a Sunday so we wouldn’t have been practicing anyway. We’ll be able to get our time in but we can’t have this every afternoon.”


(on Wednesday’s schedule)


“Tomorrow will be full pads, very much like today’s practice would have been. We still can go over a lot of Miami stuff and go over alignments and stuff like that inside. It’s not critical right now but if it continued, you’d have to sweat. I think Miami is going through the same thing.”


Cornerback Tony Carter:

(On starting with Miami)


“Starting off with Miami is going to tell us where we’re at right now.  We can start off injury free, meeting them in the 10th game of the season we may have guys banged up or things of that sort so it’s good to start out with them. I like it. It gets you ready from the start.”


(On living up to past team’s expectations)


“The teams in the past didn’t break down like we’re doing now. The teams in the past started off high and kept going. In the past couple of years we’ve started off well or we’ve started slow but we didn’t maintain the same tempo. This year’s team needs to play at a high level and not have letdowns. If we stay focused and not have letdowns, we can live up to what they did in the past.”


Running back Antone Smith


(On returning to the Miami area to play)


“My goal is just to be successful right now. No yardage, no carries, no touchdowns, just being successful right now.”


(On his mother’s influence in choosing between Florida State and Miami)


“She doesn’t mention that anymore, it’s in the past. I love it here. She’s going to have Garnet & Gold on.”




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