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Wednesday’s Practice Report

Sept. 14, 2005

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The No. 8 Florida State football team practiced for 20 periods Wednesday in preparation for No. 16 Boston College. The Seminoles met on the practice field to stretch before the offense headed to the new band field to get some work on the field turf, before returning to take part in pass skeleton and one-minute drill. In the one-minute drill, the first offense marched down the field and scored on a 32-yard Gary Cismesia field goal. Quarterback Drew Weatherford had a pair of 25-yard completions to receivers Greg Carr and Chris Davis to move the offense into scoring range. The first team defense dominated the second team offense in their portion of the one-minute drill. Cornerbacks Trevor Ford and J.R. Bryant recorded pass break ups. On Thursday, the team will practice at Bobby Bowden Field to get some practice time with crowd noise piped in. Florida State will face Boston College on ESPN Saturday night at 7:45 pm.

QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH Bobby Bowden

(opening statement)

“Today we reversed it. The offense went over and worked on the band field. Worked there for about an hour and then back over here to work on the rest of the stuff. Tomorrow we will get crowd noise in the stadium, put the offense in the stadium and the defense will probably work over here (practice field). We will get the crowd noise in there to see how we can communicate with it.”

(on getting Xavier Lee into the game)

“That is something we have to play by ear. His job is to be ready to go when called. We will just go from there. We won’t say that at the half you go in or the third play you go in. You just have to be ready all of the time.”

(on Boston College defensive line)

“They will bull rush you more than Miami. We all have a task because they are big and strong. This team doesn’t do it (stunting) as much but they will do it. You don’t know what percentage they will do it. They won’t do it as much as Miami did it.”


PLAYER QUOTES

Center John Frady

(on the Boston College defensive line)

“They are a good defensive line. They have a little bit bigger size than we are used to seeing down here in the south. One of their tackles, they list him at 337. The guy on the other side that they rotate in on running situations is 365 pounds. They are some big boys. It is going to be a matter of getting a hat on a hat and letting our backs make their cuts and try to gas them.”

(on playing on the road)

“I don’t think playing anything at home is going to get you ready to go and play at someone else’s house. Hopefully we will be able to keep our composure as an offensive line and that will help keep our quarterbacks composed.”

(comparing Boston College defensive line to Miami’s)

“The guys at Boston College are a little bit different than the guys at Miami. The guys at Miami can play the run but can also play the pass equally as well. Boston College has that amazing defensive end and they rely on him for most of their pass rush. They are able to take people and put them at defensive tackle that are purely run stoppers. That is a huge advantage for them when they are playing teams that like to run the ball.”

Corner Tony Carter

(on the Boston College receivers)

“Their receivers are pretty athletic. They have a couple of quick guys, No. 1 and No. 6. They have a pretty solid receiving corp. They catch the ball and run a lot of quick routes.”

(on playing on the road)

“This is the first road game for me. I have to keep the same attitude as the first two games. I have to play hard. I don’t really worry about the crowd. I just have to go out there and play hard.”

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