September 4, 2001 - by
Florida State Football Prepares For Home Opener Against UAB

Sept. 4, 2001

The Florida State University football team was forced to practice indoors Tuesday afternoon for the second-straight day do to inclement weather. The Seminoles continued preparation for their home opener against the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday, September 8th.

The Seminoles practiced for two hours as the offensive and defensive squads worked on conditioning drills and against UAB practice teams. There were no injuries to report.

Saturday’s match-up between No. 5 FSU (1-0) and UAB (1-0) marks the first time the Seminoles and Blazers have met on the football field. UAB, a member of Conference USA, will enter the game following a 41-13 win at home over Montana State last Friday. The Blazers were led by running back Jegil Dugger’s 123-yard performance and a defense that gave up only 156 total yards.

“Their defense is really good,” stated head coach Bobby Bowden on the Blazer’s defense. “This is the year not to play them. They return 11 starters and the other guy is a junior. I don’t think anyone has a better front four in the nation.”

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is slated for 5:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN 2.

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