Wednesday Practice Report
Sexton looked the most comfortable of the three quarterbacks and we observed him getting the most snaps of the three quarterbacks. Tomorrow, the test for the Seminole quarterbacks will get much tougher with full pads on.
"Tomorrow we will go in full pads and see what happens," Seminole head coach Bobby Bowden said. "We probably try some stuff out and see how it goes. In shorts they all look good. The quarterbacks looked ok but I see a lot of room for improvement. It's not in the arm it's in the head. I think Wyatt is ahead right now but he's not as sharp as he's got to get."
In seven on seven skeleton drills, Sexton hooked up for several long gains with DeCody Fagg. The sophomore from Quincy (Fla.) stood out the most of all of the receivers today and he looks like he'll see plenty of action this fall.
"DeCody is a player," Bowden said. "Every year you lose people and somebody steps up. Decody is a good example of that. There are some good, young receivers out there right now."
Fagg, who had three catches on seven on seven drills, is listed second team on the depth chart behind senior Willie Reid.
"Willie is in front of me which pushes me to go harder," Fagg said. "He's a veteran and he's been here five years, so I'm just following behind him and trying to does everything better. He's making me much better."
Another receiver who caught our eye today is redshirt freshman Kenny O'Neal. The 6-foot-1 and 195 pounder had two very nice catches on slant passes during seven on seven drills.
I did pretty well today," O'Neal said. "I just need to get the timing down with the quarterbacks. Coach Jeff Bowden told me that I was doing real well and to keep it up. I got Willie Reid and DeCody Fagg in front of me now."
Clifton Dickson and Kamerion Wimbley had sacks while Pat Watkins had a pass break-up. The offense got a 20-yard run from Leon Washington and a 15-yard gain on a pass from Weatherford to Lorne Sam.
Out of Town Visitors:
Former FSU All-America defensive end Jamal Reynolds, a first round pick in 2001, was on hand for practice. Reynolds is taking classes this semester to finish his degree. George Henshaw was also at practice Wednesday. Henshaw is currently coaching with the Tennessee Titans and was in town to visit his son Matt, a senior tight end.
What I liked today:
Coach McHale is constantly reminding the players of Miami. We overheard the coach make the following comments: "We need our expectation to be perfection. We can not have turnovers or fumbles in the Miami game."
Several of the young receivers like Decody Fagg, Kenny O'Neal and Lorne Sam had solid outings. 6-foot-6 freshman wide receiver Greg Carr made an outstanding long grab in one on one drills. Also Antonio Cromartie and Pat Watkins were all over the playing in tight coverage and with pass-breakups.
What I didn't like:
Sexton got almost twice as many snaps as the freshman. Chris Davis dropped a couple of passes. The offense still has a long ways to go.
Who sat out:
Andre Fluellen (Hamstring), Broderick Bunkley (Ankle), Cory Niblock (Shoulder), and Matt Meinrod (Ankle)
Both Willie Jones and D.J. Norris will participate in full contact drills tomorrow. Trevor Ford missed part of practice because of class.
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