Monday's Practice Update

The Seminoles returned to practice Monday for a 21-period workout in shells. Practice was shortened so players could attend the Golden ‘Nole Banquet, which was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

FSU is down to a fifth team center after Cory Brookins injured his ankle in Saturday's scrimmage. With David Castillo, John Frady and Dumaka Atkins already out, freshman walk-on Philip Browning has been working with the first team at center.

"We are down to one center; the other kid sprained his ankle," Coach Bobby Bowden said. He may be back by Wednesday." "It is getting very difficult to scrimmage. You have your 5th team center running 1st team right now. It's tough on him and the offense to get something going. We spent time today trying to correct mistakes. Pleased overall on today's practice. Got a lot of young guys making strides."

Coach Bowden is very happy with the quarterback battle despite no one quarterback in Bowden's mind separating themselves from the rest.

"I have really been pleased with the quarterback situation," Bowden said. "It is not that (Wyatt) Sexton is losing any ground but the others are gaining ground. There is not much separation between the freshmen. Xavier (Lee) has had more big plays and (Drew) Weatherford has been more consistent. It keeps them pretty close. I would like to see both of them with the first unit. However, we have got a fifth team center in there that is having a lot to learn all of a sudden."

In Monday's 11-on-11 drills, Wyatt Sexton hit Leon Washington for an eight-yard gain and Sexton also had a five-yard rush. The defense got sacks from Clifton Dickson and Barry Wright. The day ended with five plays from the 10-yard line. The offense scored on a pass from Drew Weatherford to Jamaal Edwards with Alex Boston leading the defense with a sack. The team will practice two more times this spring, including a half-scrimmage on Wednesday and the final full scrimmage on Saturday.

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