Aug. 17, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State football team continued
preparations Thursday for their season-opener against Brigham Young
University. The Seminoles went through a short indoor walk through in the
morning and then practiced for 18 periods in the afternoon.
“We had a pretty good practice this afternoon,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “We tried to correct a lot of the mistakes we made yesterday
in the scrimmage and also prepare for our last scrimmage tomorrow night
During skeleton drills, quarterback Chris Rix connected with wide
receiver Javon Walker on two passes and receiver Marvin Minnis hauled in
two long passes from quarterback Marcus Outzen. Outzen later connected with
Anquan Boldin who spun away from the defense to free himself for the long
During 11-on-11 drills, Outzen hit tight end Nick Franklin with a
short pass which he ended up taking for a 20-yard gain. One other highlight
was Rix’s 20-yard scramble on a well-covered pass play.
Thursday also marked the return of running back Jeff Chaney. “Jeff
Chaney was declared eligible today so he was back on the field practicing
with us,” said Bowden. “We’ll bring him along slowly and I don’t know how
much action he’ll see this week. I want him to be as ready to play as he
Coach Bowden also addressed the announcement that LaVell Edwards,
head coach of BYU, will retire at the end of this season. “I had a
suspicion this announcement was coming,” said Bowden. “I really hated to
hear that today. He is one of the great men in college football. He is good
for the game and is one of the truly good guys.”
The Seminoles will attend the annual Kick-Off Luncheon at 11:30
a.m. before scrimmaging at 7:00 p.m. Friday night.
No new injuries were reported after Thursday’s practice.