April 1, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State football team scrimmaged for two and a half hours Saturday morning in Doak Campbell Stadium.
“It was an interesting scrimmage,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “It was not one sided. Both the offense and the defense had their moments.”
“The biggest problem we had was penalties – we must get those corrected,” said Bowden. “All the quarterbacks made some good plays, but then they would miss an open receiver. The runners ran the ball hard and they got hit hard. I think I see some improvement from the defensive tackles.”
“David Warren keeps making plays and standing out in the spring,” Bowden said. “He might be having the best spring of anyone out here right now.”
On offense, Chris Weinke completed nine passes out of 21 attempts for 196 yards. Weinke had one touchdown pass (Minnis) and one interception (Gibson). Jarad Jones completed six of 14 for 126 yards. Freshman Fabian Walker followed with two completions out of six for 74 yards and one touchdown. Marcus Outzen finished the day completing two of five passes with one interception and a total of 11 yards.
Nick Maddux led the rushing game for the offense with six carries for 19 yards. Travis Minor had six carries for 13 yards, Jeff Chaney – six carries for nine yards, and Davy Ford had seven carries for nine yards.
On defense, David Warren finished with two sacks. Derrick Gibson and Rufus Brown both had interceptions, while Clevan Thomas and Malcolm Tatum combined with Gibson and Brown for a total of five pass break-ups.
The Seminoles will return to spring practice on Monday afternoon.