Seminoles Speak: Practice in Orlando

CB Mike Harris (US Presswire)

Following a Christmas workout that was closed to the media, Florida State had an opportunity to talk with reporters Monday. Here is an array of quotes from players after practice in Orlando.

CB Mike Harris

Regarding practicing inside the stadium Monday:

"It's great to come in and get a feel for the turf, see what type of shoes that you'll need and what type of field turf is out here. The footing is a little different, and it's something you have to adjust to."

DE Brandon Jenkins

On bowl practice to this point:

"It's been fun. We've been getting back in the groove of it."

On facing a Notre Dame offensive line that has been very good protecting the QB:

"They are some big dudes. We have to bring our 'A' game pass rush-wise and running-wise. They can attack you in different ways, and we have to be prepared for it."

WR Bert Reed

On his progress from a hamstring injury that threatened to keep him out:

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"I feel way better. The trainers did a great job. They really got me back to where I need to be way ahead of schedule."

His goals for his final game in an FSU uniform:

"I just want to put it all together, run good routes, get open and try and contribute to the team. Going into a game like this, you just want to contribute, however it is -- blocking, running, catching."

On whether he thought his FSU career was over when he was injured during the first bowl practice:

"It definitely crossed my mind. I felt like I messed something up because I never felt that before. I couldn't even run. It kind of scared me, but I knew that if I worked hard, stayed in the training room, I'd get back and be able to play."


John Crist is the editor-in-chief of NoleDigest.com, a Heisman Trophy voter and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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