Ponder has bruised ribs. Bowden says Fisher will make DC hiring decision? Givens has broken hand.


Here are some highlights from Steve Ellis' blog. Re: Ponder. Ponder was diagnosed with bruised ribs after taking a hit on a third-down run during FSU’s first touchdown drive against North Carolina State on Saturday. Per ACC guidelines, FSU does not release an injury report on Sundays but Bowden hinted that Ponder could be limited in early practices this week. "Anybody that’s ever had bruised ribs, they know how it hurts," Bowden said. "He went back and threw the whole game with it. Usually the next day it hurts the worse." Re: Who will hire the new DC when Andrews retires? The subject of Mickey Andrew’s likely retirement – his wife Diane left little doubt last week this is his last season – led to this question. If Bowden returned for the 2010 season, would he allow Jimbo Fisher to make the hiring decisions or would he make them? "I think you got to definitely consider him because he’s the future, you know the future is him," Bowden said of the head coach-in-waiting. Further questioned on the matter, Bowden later added: "If he’s going to be the next head coach when I leave here, you got to, everything’s in his hands."