Aug. 3, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminole freshmen concluded their
last day of two-a-day practices today before they are joined by the varsity
on the practice field Saturday. The freshmen worked for 17 periods during
the morning session and focused on fundamentals and conditioning. The
afternoon practice ran for two hours with most of the first hour (12
periods) spent working on basic offensive and defensive drills and
formations. The freshmen spent the last hour of practice focusing on
As the freshman concluded their final practice before they are joined by
the entire team, coach Bowden talked about the differences they will face
once full squad practice begins, “It will be difficult on the freshman
because the varsity already knows what they are doing and these young men
are trying to learn it. When you’re trying to learn something and do it at
the same time it cuts your speed in half. They are going to have to learn a
lot by watching the other guys.”
Former Seminole running back Edgar Bennett made an appearance at freshman
practice this afternoon. Bennett will address the full squad tonight on his
experiences in the NFL.
“There will be a big meeting tonight with the full squad. The team will
hear from agents and NFL players and personnel. We did this last year and
it seemed to be helpful. We want to alert our kids on what’s happening out
there,” said coach Bowden.
The full varsity squad reported for the first team meeting of the season at
6:00 p.m. Thursday.
INJURY REPORT: No new injuries were reported following Thursday’s freshmen
practices. Offensive lineman Alex Barron, who injured his knee Wednesday,
was diagnosed with a torn LCL and ACL and is scheduled for surgery Friday.