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Wednesday’s Florida State Football practice report.

Oct. 5, 2005


NOTES

The No. 4 ranked Florida State Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 in the ACC) continued preparing for Wake Forest Wednesday with a 19-period practice in shells. The Seminoles worked on special teams and individual drills prior to working on the game plan with their scouts teams. The highlight on the day came during pass skeleton when safety Pat Watkins intercepted a pass while jumping over receiver Richard Goodman. In 11-on-11, the first team offense marched down the field and scored on a 41-yard field goal by Gary Cismesia. On the drive, quarterback Drew Weatherford connected with De’Cody Fagg twice for gains of 17 and eight yards. Willie Reid and Lorenzo Booker also had receptions on the drive. The first team defense held the second team offense off of the scoreboard. The defense was led by linebacker A.J. Nicholson who recorded a sack and corner Tony Carter who ended the drive with an interception.

Saturday’s game will be a battle of strengths. Wake Forest’s rushing offense leads the conference and has the top two rushers in Chris Barclay (115.2 yards per game) and Micah Andrews (97.8). The Florida State rushing defense ranks 6th overall in the nation. The game Saturday will be televised on Jefferson Pilot locally in Tallahassee and will be part of the ESPN GamePlan package across the nation at 12:00 p.m.

QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH Bobby Bowden

(on Darrell Burston injury)

“Burston I am pretty sure he is out. It is a matter of how long is he out?”

(on Wake Forest running back Chris Barclay)

“He is an outstanding running back. He is very durable not to be any bigger than he is. This is the fourth year he has played against us. He is a very dangerous back. He doesn’t like to go down and he will fight for yards. He has got good speed and good hands. He has done an excellent job the four years he has been up there.”

“This will be the fourth year we have played against him. We know what kind of ball player he is and know what he can do. They have kind of gone back to a lot of their old stuff so we have a lot of film on that.”

PLAYER QUOTES

Center David Castillo

(on Wake Forest defense)

“They run a lot of different looks so it is going to be a mental game. It is kind of like last week. They are going to show us a lot of different blitzes and coverages so we have to be mentally focused. They have a lot of good athletes out there. It is going to be a great challenge for our offense.”

(on being named a finalist for the Draddy Trophy)

“It is a great honor to be nominated for the Draddy award. I am up against a lot of great competition. The ACC is known for having a lot of great scholar-athletes. It is an honor to be nominated and hopefully I can come home with the award.”

Defensive End Kamerion Wimbley

(on Wake Forest offense)

“They went back to the normal offense that they have been running with a lot of misdirection. It can get real confusing if you don’t pay attention to your assignment and stay in your gaps. As a defensive lineman you don’t get to go full speed ahead. You have to slow down sometimes and look at what is going on in front of you.”

(on going up against Wake Forest’s running game)

“It will be interesting to see who wins that battle. Of course, we like going up against guys that rush for a lot of yards. Now we are challenging ourselves this week by going up against these two great backs.”

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