FAMU responding to ‘adverse situations’ as spring football practice crosses midpoint


Florida A&M has officially crossed the halfway mark of spring football.

On Thursday, the Rattlers met on Ken Riley Field at Bragg Memorial for their eighth of 15 practices.

And so far, FAMU head football coach James Colzie III likes his team’s responsiveness and adaptiveness to his leadership and nuanced implementations.

Colzie will test his team on Friday for an intrasquad scrimmage. He says he’ll throw a lot at them, such as redzone situations to test the offense’s execution and defense’s ability to make stops in the short field.

“Having the ability to get out of adverse situations,” Colzie said. “We’re throwing things at them when we do ‘Fire Drills’ and our pressures.

“[Friday], we’re going to move the ball up and down the field and put them in certain situations to see what we do.”

Colzie got in on the action at practice.

For weeks, Colzie says he’s attempted to bait the quarterbacks into throwing him an interception to relive his days as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference cornerback for the Florida State Seminoles.

On Thursday, Colzie jumped a pass and picked off a FAMU reserve quarterback. The FAMU coach said he would’ve “taken it to the house” if he wanted to.

“I’ve been baiting them for the last few days, trying to make them think I won’t break one,” Colzie said. “I used my hands, caught it well, and if I would’ve taken it, I probably would’ve taken it to the house. I might still have it, but maybe only for about two plays.”

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Author : Tallahassee Democrat

Publish date : 2024-03-28 17:03:34

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