Bobby's Corner

For the second time in as many days of practice at FSU, a player has moved positions. This time it was Matt Henshaw, a reserve quarterback who asked to switch to tight end. Plus, junior-college receiver Chauncey Stovall was cleared to practice. "The thing he (Stovall) brings in right away is he's got 22 games under his belt already at junior college. And he's big. He's a big receiver. Just watching him today you would not have thought it was his first day. Caught the ball well," Bowden said.

Here are coach Bobby Bowden's comments from Monday's practice.

Opening comments:

"We moved (Matt) Henshaw to tight end. He asked if he could move to tight end and I think it's a pretty good move. What's happened this summer I think he went to 225 or somethig like that, and had to come down to 210, or whatever he came down to, it's just going to be easier for him to go up than down. So, he's going to move to tight end and I think it's a good move for him. Because we need some hands in there and he's probably got as hands as any of them. Chauncey Stovall got cleared, so he we was out here at practice. I didn't see him drop a pass, if he did I didn't see it.

"They looked sharper today than they did yesterday, that was very obvious. The weather cooperated real good. We had a very hot morning but had a very cool afternoon and that's very good as far as us getting the work out them. Get two hot ones and it's really tough on them to do what you want them to do. I thought it was a pretty good practice."

You mentioned that Henshaw came to you (about move)?

"He mentioned it yesterday (Sunday). And I said you think about it real good and be sure. So, this morning, yeah, I think I want to move. So we are gonna move him. Last year I think he was about 195. And he came in this year about 215 but he had to lose about 10 pounds to get down to that. So I think he's going to be big. I recruited his uncle when I was at Virginia. He had two uncles. His mother married George Henshaw, who played for me at West Virginia. But his uncles are big. One of them played tight end for Michigan State. But it's kind of his genes."

When you signed him did you feel there was a chance he might play another position?

"Sure didn't. I thought he was quarterback all the way. And I think he might be a good quarterback, but I think he might be a better tight end. And it's so good when they recognize that."

Were you surprised how well Chauncey Stovall was able to come out and do so well?

"Yes, I was. He was really outstanding in high school (Vero Beach). It's good to have him. He probably has 20-22 games under his belt."

Your young receivers have seemed to do real well.

"Just like Dominic (Robinson), he's a natural catcher. He catches the ball so softly. The thing he (Stovall) brings in right away is he's got 22 games under his belt already at junior college. And he's big. He's a big receiver. Just watching him today you would not have thought it was his first day. Caught the ball well. Ran some good routes. He has to learn those routes – all of what we are doing – but I was very impressed."

Do you see any similarities between Chauncey and the last junior college receiver you signed in Javon Walker?

"They are different. Javon was a speed demon. I am not sure what his (Stovall's) speed is but it's probably pretty good but I don't know what it is as big as he is. We've got bigger receivers than we used to have. Anquan (Boldin) is probably 210. And Talman (Gardner) is probably over 200. And he looks 205, 210. He looks real thick."


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