September 12, 2007 - by
Weather Once Again Forces The Seminoles To Practice Indoors

Sept. 12, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla.In what has become too much of a common theme so far this season, the Seminole football team was forced indoors due to lightning on Wednesday. The squad spent about an hour working out in the turf room and meeting. This is third time in the last two weeks that FSU has had practice disrupted due to weather. Florida State will hold its final practice for Colorado Thursday afternoon.






Running Back Russell Ball
“It feels good to be back moving.  I’m just happy to be back.  I hope to (play Saturday night) if they call my number.  That’s all I’m waiting for.  I’m waiting for my time to shine.  I didn’t really ask (if I was going to play).  I am cleared, though.  I’m good. I’m just ready to roll.  I look at every situation like its good.  I can’t give it up, can’t do that.  My last was game was in December of 2003; I can’t remember any stats but we won.  I don’t count that as a game – it wasn’t a full game.  The last state game in my junior year – that was my last full game.  I would like to turn heads and do a little something.  Just to be back at it would mean a lot.  I’m just ready to play.” 
Linebacker Dekoda Watson
“We had a minor setback do to the weather today.  Today was more mental – especially watching film – and trying to come out here in the turf room and trying to work and do mental reps.” 

On the absence of Mickey Andrews due to illness
“I haven’t seen him yet.  I heard he was back but I haven’t seen him.  Things are going fine and it’s great to her that he’s doing fine.  I’m not surprised that he’s doing fine because you are talking about Coach Andrews – one of the toughest men in the world.  I don’t think a little pneumonia is going to hold him away from this game.”
On the last game on the road against Clemson
“Clemson was setback.  It’s something we have to get over and that’s what we are going to do.  The Lord gives us another chance to play Colorado in an away game and we are not even worrying about the first loss.  We are going to go out and play Florida State football like we know how.”
On the penalties on the defense against UAB
“It’s focus, focus, focus.  It’s when you get tired – that’s when you really need to focus.  We focused on our side as far as watching the ball when it is snapped and being patient.  One thing that Coach Amato says is `you want to have fire but you want to be as cool as ice.’  We have to stay focused the whole time.”

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