Still Standing

Florida State receiver <b>Chris Davis </b>watched Tuesday's practice from the sidelines after colliding with <b>Roger Williams</b> in Monday's scrimmage. Seminole offensive coordinator <b>Jeff Bowden</b> is expecting big things from Davis this season. Click here for an update.

Florida State coaches dodged a bullet during the team's scrimmage Monday when receiver Chris Davis was able to stand on his own will after taking a hard hit near the head from a diving Roger Williams.

Davis attended Tuesday's practice, but spent the majority of the time watching from the sidelines. He said he still has a sore back and expects to be back, participating soon.

"That was one of the worst collisions we've had here in a long time," Bowden said. "Thank god it didn't hit his head."

The damage looked worse from the sidelines than it actually was, said Davis. He described the hit as more of a shock than anything else.

Prior to leaving Monday's scrimmage Davis pulled in two receptions for 35 yards and was impressed with the effort of fellow offensive teammates.

"I thought the offense did really good for the first scrimmage, everybody did what they were supposed to do," Davis said. "We got a few things we need to work on."

Offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden is looking for a big year from Davis, who saw limited play last season, tallying 23 catches for 264 yards and two touchdowns.

"He's starting to give me the impression that you need to assure yourself that he's getting the ball, because he might be catching the ball as good as anybody we've got," Jeff Bowden said.

Davis may also see some work on the special teams unit, something he got to practice a little earlier Monday.

"Yesterday we had a little punt return and special teams scrimmage and I worked out with that," Davis said.


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