The Seminoles held a light practice in shells for 26 periods on Friday afternoon, focusing mainly on fundamentals and segment drills. The first full scrimmage of the spring will be held on Saturday so contact was kept to a minimum Friday.
There were two periods of pass skeleton (7-on-7) and two periods of 11-on-11 at the end of practice. In 7-on-7, Derek Nicholson and Myron Rolle had interceptions while Tony Carter and Korey Mangum added pass break-ups. In 11-on-11. Also, Lawrence Timmons broke up a pass and also forced a fumble on a sack. For the offense, Drew Weatherford was able to find Richard Goodman for a 15-yard gain.
The coaches worked on punting at the beginning of the day with Graham Gano, Brent Moody and John McKnight splitting time at punter. Chris Davis, Richard Goodman, Russell Ball, Tony Carter and De'Cody Fagg alternated as punt returners.
QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH BOBBY BOWDEN
(on what he is looking for in Saturday's scrimmage)
"You kind of find out where you are, how far along you are, and the kind of improvement they've made."
(on this week of practice)
"Anytime you don't get a bunch of injuries it's a good week. We're going to get better if we can practice, but the guys that can't practice can't get any better. I think we've been pretty fortunate to have the number of injuries we've had."
(on the focus of the scrimmage)
"We'll still put the same emphasis on the run that we have, probably about two out of every three (plays). I've seen progress. We've moved the ball well up and down the field compared to the past, but we've still got to make some improvements there and keep improving. It's so hard to evaluate when you're playing against your team, you don't know if the defense is doing worse, or if you're doing better offensively. It's really hard to get those answers."
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