September 6, 2000 - by
Florida State Forced To Practice Indoors Due To Bad Weather

Sept. 6, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. –
Bad weather once again forced the No. 2 Florida
State Seminoles indoors as they continued to prepare for their ACC-opener
against Georgia Tech Saturday, September 9. This was the second time this
week that the Seminoles had to practice inside due to inclement weather.

“It was a terrible day today, in terms of the weather,” said head
coach Bobby Bowden. “The fact that we spent another day practicing indoors
makes it that much more valuable that we were able to get outdoors
yesterday. We had a good, long workout yesterday and prepared for an indoor
practice today just in case of bad weather.”

The FSU offense worked in Tully Gymnasium while the defense worked
out AT the Moore Athletic Center. The Seminoles worked on punt protection
and also took part in a short walk-through in preparations for Saturday’
game in Atlanta, Ga. against Georgia Tech.

“Georgia Tech has a sophisticated offense and that is by design,”
said Bowden. “They make things so sophisticated in hopes of fooling you on
defense. They run the option with it too so they really have all the
dimensions.”

Today’s indoor practice didn’t allow the Seminoles to work on their
deep passing game or their kicking. According to coach Bowden, those two
areas are difficult to work on inside a gymnasium.

“The kickers tried to get outside today and get some work done but
the field was too wet,” said Bowden. “I think that Chance Gwaltney has
probably preformed the best over the past two weeks and we’ll probably make
a decision tomorrow on who will kick against Georgia Tech.”

The Seminoles will return to practice tomorrow before departing for
Atlanta on Friday.

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