August 2, 2000 - by
Florida State Freshmen Class Holds First Practice

Aug. 2, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FSU’s 2000 freshmen class practiced for the first time
Wednesday afternoon after going through physical testing earlier this
morning. The freshmen went over conditioning drills and fundamentals in
preparation for their first practice with the varsity on Saturday morning.


“We are teaching them how to practice,” said defensive coordinator Mickey
Andrews. “They worked on learning our base offense and base defense.
After they learn how to do it correctly, then we can increase the
intensity.”


Michael Boulware announced he would start his Florida State career at
linebacker, rather than wide receiver.


“His (Boulware) only concern is his size,” said Andrews. “Nothing says you
have to be 240 pounds to be a linebacker. Derrick Brooks was smaller than
Boulware is when he started here as a freshman.”


Offensive lineman Alex Barron suffered the only injury of the afternoon.
Barron sprained his right knee and will undergo an MRI as early as
Thursday.


The newcomers will hold their first two-a-day practice on Thursday with a
morning session scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and the evening workout scheduled
for 3:00 p.m. All varsity players report Thursday night and will run the
mile and a half Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The first full squad
practice is Saturday morning.

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