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Saturday, August 16, 2008
Virginia Tech, Florida State scrimmage reports in

By staff

Posted by's Heather Dinich


Seven sacks, an interception, and only one touchdown.

It sounds like it was a good day for the Seminoles' defense, but not if you're talking to defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews.

The biggest play of the afternoon -- and the lone offensive score -- was when Drew Weatherford connected with Greg Carr on a 61 yard touchdown. Carr led the receivers with 101 yards on two catches, Antone Smith was the leader among the backs with 47 rushing yards and FSU's three returning QB's all had over 80 yards passing.

The quarterbacks fumbled three times.

Here are the guys on defense who stood out:


Despite the numbers on defense, Andrews didn't sound pleased.

"We can't achieve our goals with a performance we had on defense today," Andrews said. "We talked about being disciplined and we weren't very disciplined. We talked about doing your job and we didn't do it. We had too many busts out there where a guy simply did not do his job. We weren't tough enough, we didn't cause many fumbles. I don't recall seeing a hard lick. The important thing is we didn't play hard enough. It felt like it didn't matter to us. I realize that was our first full scrimmage; we hadn't tackled at full speed a whole lot. Our finishing was horrendous at times. We were very good at times and we were horrendous at times. You can't be very effective on defense if you can't do those things. I don't know how many touchdowns the offense scored, but we didn't do a good job on the defensive end. We'll be better the next time we come out here."


Tight end Greg Boone scored three touchdowns and stole the spotlight in the Hokies' 96-play scrimmage in Lane Stadium.



"We can expect anything if we put our mind to it," Boone said. "Overall as an offense, we've just got to get the ball in the end zone more often. Carrying the ball brought back memories of me having the ball in my hands [in high school] and rushing like I wanted to. It felt great."