Three vying for 'Noles QB spot

Originally Published: March 22, 2005
By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com
At his age (75), Bobby Bowden isn't big on experimentation. Think he's eager to abandon the fundamental concepts he had memorized before the arrival of the facemask?

When Florida State kicked off spring practice on Saturday morning in Tallahassee, Bowden didn't see it as the first step in a drastic overhaul of his team's sometimes woeful offense of one season ago.

Yes, the introduction of new offensive line coach Mark McHale, who had served as the offensive coordinator at Marshall the last three years, brings some changes, all of which will be implemented before the April 16 spring game. Bowden cited new play-calling terminology and discontinuing the long-standing FSU tradition of flip-flopping the offensive line according to where the ball is spotted as examples.

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