Monday's Practice Report

The Florida State Seminoles (8-4) held a two-a-day practice Monday as the continued to prepare for their Orange Bowl match-up with Penn State (10-1). The Seminoles worked for 18 periods in the morning in full pads and then went back out for a 12-period session in shells in the afternoon.

In morning goalline drills, the offense scored on three of eight tries with James Coleman recording a TD rush and a TD catch. Ernie Sims had a pair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage to lead the defense. In the afternoon session, Drew Weatherford tossed three touchdown passes in 11-on-11 scrimmaging. Weatherford hit Leon Washington, Willie Reid and Robert Hallback for scores – each from 35 yards out. Andre Fluellen registered two sacks in 11-on-11 for the defense. The Seminoles will return to two-a-day practices on Tuesday.

Senior wide receiver Willie Reid and freshman quarterback Drew Weatherford will participate in a live chat on and Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Fans can send questions in ahead of time to both of the websites for Reid and Weatherford to answer.


(on today's practice)

"We had a pretty good practice this morning. We ended up with a goalline scrimmage down there. Everybody got through it O.K. It was pretty chilly when we started off but it warmed up as the day went on. We went again this afternoon and worked mostly on our kicking game and then had another hour of drills versus Penn State's offenses and defenses."

(on what they are trying to accomplish this week)

"Trying to maintain conditioning and get back into the swing of everything. Then we want to work against what Penn State is doing. We are trying to do enough hitting to keep them sharp."


Linebacker Ernie Sims

(on getting back out to practice)

"It feels good to be back out here and hitting again. We are getting back into the groove and everything. The main thing is that we are trying to get the fundamentals down and get some hitting in. Overall it feels good to be back out here."

(on Penn State's offense)

"They are going to really try and pound it at us. We are going to have to play smart football by staying in our gaps and try to dominate the line of scrimmage. They are a sound football team and we are going to have to be ready to play."

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