September 21, 1999 - by

Cooperative Weather Permits Seminoles To Practice Outside

Sept. 21, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles
(3-0) continued to prepare for Saturday’s ACC contest with North
Carolina (1-1) with a 22-period practice this afternoon. The team
started practice with the kicking game before moving on to offensive and
defensive work against UNC scout teams.

“It was a good practice today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“The weather cooperated. We needed to get out and work on the kicking
game and the passing game. We had to go inside last night and couldn’t
do any of that.”

The Florida State defense will face one of the nation’s top
run-pass quarterbacks in UNC’s Ronald Curry. Curry is third in the ACC
in total offense, averaging 244 yards a game.

“North Carolina can do some different things offensively because
of Ronald Curry’s athletic ability,” said Bowden. “With the open date,
you could do a lot more stuff like quarterback draws and the option.
Peter Warrick would be that same type of guy if he were playing
quarterback.”

Defensive ends Roland Seymour (shoulder) and Chris Walker (knee)
were held out of practice while offensive tackle Ross Brannon (knee) saw
limited action.

“Brannon was in there a couple of times, but not a lot,” said
Bowden. “He is still day-to-day and I’m not sure of his status for this
week. You can’t go all week without practice and play.”

No new injuries were reported after today’s session.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ABC kickoff in
Chapel Hill, NC.

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