December 12, 2008

Preparing for big changes on defense

When Florida State returns to the practice fields on Friday, the Seminoles' coaches not only will be preparing for Champs Bowl opponent Wisconsin, but they also will have to start evaluating their depth chart for 2009.

The two weeks of postseason practices will give coaches a chance to look at some younger players, who haven't played as much, and also see if some veteran reserves will be ready to step into starting roles. This year, the vast majority of those evaluations will be taking place on defense, as the Seminoles are expecting to get hit hard by graduation and early departures.

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