FSU football Practice Updates: August 9th — Day 3 of fall camp, the first day the shoulder pads came on, and we’ve got plenty of notes and observations for you.
Keyshawn Helton suffered a devastating knee injury in 2019 and spent most of the 2020 season slowly making his way back. Helton spoke about his greater confidence in returning from the injury this season.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Stephen Dix, Jr. believes he starting to feel the game slow down for him. He also spoke about camp and his growth as a player.
Head coach Mike Norvell also spoke to the media following yesterday’s practice. Norvell was pleased with the intensity, and gave some comments on the quarterbacks and transfer portal newcomers.
As a reminder, those who want to pay their respects to Bobby Bowden will have two chances to do so. You can find the details here.
Yesterday was also Deion Sanders’ birthday:
Back in 2019, TN ranked — to much controversy — PrimeTime as the greatest player to ever play for Florida State. You can also revisit the full top 100 here:
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The outpouring of support for Bobby Bowden continued into Monday. As I saw someone put it (more or less), for being the winningest coach of all time in Div-1 history, that Bowden was instantly and overwhelmingly remembered for who he was and not what he did on the field, speaks volumes.
"We didn't mind playing teams, big schools, SEC, it didn't really matter. We were going to go and play and compete at a high level. That's how coach established the culture here at Florida State." @RealCharlieWard on how Bobby Bowden and @FSUFootball put the ACC on the map pic.twitter.com/7XFGsz8Pmx— ACC Network (@accnetwork) August 9, 2021
A message from 11 on the beloved Coach Bowden. pic.twitter.com/bDDSpQAZrp— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) August 9, 2021
Nick Saban had an incredible story to share about Bowden:
Great story from Saban about Bowden offering him a job at West Virginia after Saban's father passed away. pic.twitter.com/uELFpJdlAv— Patrick Greenfield (@PCGreenfield) August 8, 2021
Others also shared memories and highlights. Jack Nicklaus (did you know he’s the grandfather of Nick O’Leary?) also had a great story in this short thread on Twitter:
Like most of America, Barbara and I loved Bobby Bowden. Bobby Bowden was the salt of the earth. He was as straight-forward, as honest, and as caring as any man you would want to know. pic.twitter.com/CoaSbZNsKj— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) August 9, 2021
And who could forget Bowden’s Hall of Fame speech: