Aug. 6, 2007
The Seminole football team reported to campus on Monday as the squad prepares to open two-a-day practices Tuesday morning. The team went through meetings, had their equipment issued, went through a team orientation and did some cardio testing. Seminoles.com was there to bring you inside the first day.
On his excitement going into two-a-days
"It really feels it is time. There are a lot of good things going on with this team. I really feel like I have been waiting for this day. I want to go out tomorrow and start to prove to myself and my teammates what I can do."
On what he expects the difference to be in two-a-days from summer workout
"I expect the intensity to pick up. There are new coaches here getting ready for their first fall. I am really looking forward to it. I think it is going to be a big difference. There are some things that have changed for everyone. The contact is going to be the biggest difference from the summer."
On how new the first practice will be for the freshman and the veterans because of the new staff
"I think it is going to be a lot of hard work. Everyone is coming back in great shape. I think the coaches will see that. I expect them to push us to the limit to get as much out of us as they can."
On the team's fitness level heading into two-a-days
"We have gone through a lot of changes physically as a team since the end of last year. A lot of guys have lost weight and added muscle. We are ready to go. Everyone is in great shape and we are excited."
On the excitement now that the first game is a month away
"Everybody knows it is the Bowden Bowl and it is one of the biggest games of the season right off the bat. We can't wait to get out there and play."
On the start of two-a-days
"Everybody is excited. The offense has new coaches. Personally I am excited to play football again (after his 2006 injury)."
On how ready he is to get back on the practice field
"I am very excited. I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love to do."
On the defense
"Coach Amato is new to our side of the ball and a lot of the linebackers are excited about that. We are expecting to have another great year. In the secondary we have a lot of experience and everyone is healthy. We should be good."