Waiting Game

Two Seminoles who will have important roles on the field come September are still not at full speed. Linebacker A.J. Nicholson and wide receiver Chris Davis are still nursing injuries and are awaiting the medical clearance to participate in summer conditioning.

Nicholson participated in form running and stretching before riding the stationary bike for the remainder of the workout. The linebacker had his knee scoped after the Garnet and Gold game and his still a little sore from the procedure.

Better now than later.

"I want to be out there sweating with my best friends in the world but I've got to wait until they let me," he said. "Standing over here doesn't help me get any better."

Getting better is something he's been striving to do ever since a 16-14 Orange Bowl loss to Miami.

"Every time someone mentions Sept. 6, it's like a shot. It makes me that much more exicting about getting out there."

Also in attendance was Chris Davis. Davis, who was help out of spring drills with a sore ankle, had some complications with his rehab and has taken a little longer to get back to full speed.

"I was hoping to be able to go today but they want me to wait a little bit," he said. "I've been focused on getting back a little stronger and a little bigger."

Davis said he's put on 5-10 pounds of muscle mass from his weight regimen.

The sophomore said he was excited about the chance to get an expanded role in the Seminole passing attack. Coaches indicated numerous time in the spring that they wanted to shorten the routes to get the football in the hands of playmakers like Davis, Willie Reid and tailbacks Booker and Washington.

"I'll do whatever they ask of me," Davis said. "Punts, kicks, catching the ball. I'll do whatever."

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