Dekoda Watson has been battling a sore elbow and as well as a bad hamstring since the Miami game. Earlier in the week, Coach Bowden he seriously doubted that Watson would be able to play this week. After a few days of rest, and a huge home game coming up, Watson says he is ready to go.
"I felt good today. I was out there today running around and I felt real good," Watson said. "I had to watch myself a little to make sure I didn't overdo it but as far as percentage goes, I felt 100 percent out there."
Although Watson plans on playing, he is not expecting to get the start since he did sit out the majority of practice this week.
"I don't think that would be fair to the guys who were out there working hard all week if I started. I'll still get in there and be able to go whenever though."
With Watson most likely coming off the bench, expect Kenny Ingram to get the start this weekend.
"I've been playing with the first team all week in practice but the depth chart hasn't been set", Ingram said. "We have so much depth at the position that it will come down to game time and we'll know who is starting then."
Ingram really started to come on strong when he was called upon early in the season when Watson and others were suspended for the first three games. Since then he has remained a solid contributor.
"When all of that went down, the whole thing for me was to take advantage and just learn as much as I could, because it was still a new position to me," Ingram said. "That was my whole mindset. Just get in there and learn from playing and watching as much film as possible."
Look for both Watson and Ingram to play a major role this weekend in containing Virginia Tech's offense led by extremely mobile Tyrod Taylor who ran for 92 yards on the 'Noles last season while throwing for over 200 yards as well. Florida State and Virginia Tech will kick-off at 3:30 from Doak Campbell Stadium and the game will broadcast regionally on ABC with a reverse mirror on ESPN2.
Ingram will most likely get the start this weekend.