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Florida State Football Practice Report For September 24th

Sept. 24, 2001


The No.15 Florida State Seminoles (2-1, 1-1 ACC) worked for nine periods in shorts Monday night in preparation for Saturday’s home game against Wake Forest (2-1, 0-1 ACC). The Seminoles worked on special teams and against Demon Deacon scout teams during the short practice.


“We met inside and worked on our agility drills before coming out for nine periods,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “It was a typical Monday. We have to have a good Tuesday practice. This was typical after losing a game, but we lose so few times it’s a different experience.”


Wake Forest comes into the match-up led by first year head coach Jim Grobe. This will only be the Demon Deacons second conference game of the season. Florida State leads the series record 16-2-1, including nine straight. Wake Forest hasn’t beaten the Seminoles since September 15, 1973, 9-7 at Groves Stadium. The last time the Demon Deacons won in Tallahassee was in 1959 by a score of 22-20.


“They look mighty good,” said Bowden. “They have a lot of kids coming back and they always play us tough. You can tell they are well coached. Last years’ game (against Wake Forest) was when we lost four tailbacks (Travis Minor, Jeff Chaney, Greg Jones and Davy Ford).”


In other news, head coach Bobby Bowden announced that senior, wide receiver Javon Walker has been named offensive co-captain along with fellow senior, wide receiver Atrews Bell.


The game this Saturday against Wake Forest is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff and will only be available live via Pay-Per-View. Check with your local cable or satellite provider for information.


Injury report: Malcom Tatum – Fractured left hand,
Jerel Hudson – Neck sprain (being held out of contact drills),
Carver Donaldson – Lateral cartilage bruise,
David Castillo – Had surgery on Friday to correct tendon damage in
his left thumb and third & fourth fingers (out for the
season)

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