March 27, 2002 - by
Seminoles Go A Half Scrimmage In Doak On Wednesday

March 27, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida State football team continued spring practice Wednesday afternoon in full pads. The team conducted drills on the practice fields for eight periods before moving to Doak Campbell Stadium for its third half-scrimmage.

“You look out there and you see some good things on both sides of the ball,” Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Mickey Andrews said. “You see some progress by individuals, but we don’t have it all together yet, offensively or defensively like you want it.”
Quarterback Chris Rix had a solid day, going 6-for-9 for 78 yards and connected with Craphonso Thorpe for a 35-yard touchdown. Thorpe had two receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. QB Adrian McPherson went 4-of-6 for 24 yards.

Defensively, DL Donnie Carter recorded another sack while CB Stanford Samuels intercepted a Rix pass early in the scrimmage. The defense gave up just one touchdown in the goal line situations.

“The first day, the first group went and gave up three touchdowns,” Andrews said. “The second time, gave up two, today, gave up one. We’re still one too many. The goal next week has got to be zero, a shutout.”

The team will practice again on Friday afternoon and will scrimmage on Saturday morning.

“It looks like the little bitty things that a real good football team does with discipline, we’re still not there with that,” Andrews said. “You see good effort, you see folks flying around on both sides of the ball and see people making plays. But this was our ninth day. We’ve got two more half scrimmages and two more scrimmages, a shorts day and a shells day. We’re almost two-thirds of the way there and we’ve still got a lot to accomplish in these last six days.”

Injury report: OL Eric Broe ( left ankle sprain), S Claudius Osei (mild concussion), OL Ron Lunford (hand contusion), DB Leroy Smith (wind knocked out of him).


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