March 28, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University football team scrimmaged for the second time this spring Wednesday as head coach Bobby Bowden put his team through an 11-period scrimmage in Doak Campbell Stadium. The practice session began on the FSU practice fields with nine periods of drills and moved to the stadium for the final 15 periods of the afternoon.
Tailback Davy Ford rushed ten times for 44 yards while Nick Maddox carried the ball eight times for 22 yards as the Seminoles continued to work on their running game. Running back Lamar Parris also ran the ball effectively with 13 yards on six carries
“Our offense is moving the ball and we are getting a push up front, but we aren’t cutting people off,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The defense just won’t let anything pop out of there. There was nothing close to a long run before our short yardage situations.”
Quarterback Chris Rix completed three-of-six passes for 73 yards and one touchdown while Anquan Boldin connected on two of four passes for six yards. Among Rix’s three completions were one for 34 yards to flanker Atrews Bell and one for 36 yards to split end Robert Morgan. Rix’s pass to Morgan was good for the only touchdown during the scrimmage.
“Chris Rix threw pretty good today,” said Bowden. “I am letting this (quarterback) race develop and I am glad it is a race. I just want it to develop. That fact that it is developing is a good sign. One of them does some things better than the other and one of them does something else better. One day one of them will get quite an edge and the other day the other one will get an edge.”
Defensively, Claudius Osei led the Seminoles with one quarterback sack and one interception. Also recording quarterback sacks were Charles Howard, Michael Boulware, Chris Pope and Darnell Dockett.
The Seminoles are scheduled to practice again on Friday before a full scrimmage in Doak Campbell on Saturday. The annual garnet and gold game culminates the spring period for the football team on April 7.
University of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer and his entire staff were in attendance at the Seminoles’ practice session.