October 6, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 8 Florida State Seminoles practiced for 2 1/2
hours today in preparation for the showdown with in-state rival Miami. The
Seminoles went out in shells, completing their first outdoor Tuesday
practice in three weeks. Inclement weather conditions had prevented them
from being outside for the last two Tuesdays.
“We had a long and lengthy practice today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We need everyday outside that we can get. Traveling south, especially
with the heat, it was good to be outside.”
The Tribe started practice with 40 minutes of agility drills before
spending time on special teams. After working with the speciality units,
much of the remainder of practice was spent with the scout teams.
Sophomore center Jarad Moon worked with the first team for the second
consecutive day. Junior Eric Thomas has started the first five games, with
Moon seeing limited time.
“Coach (Jimmy) Heggins told me after last game that they were pretty
even,” commented Bowden. “Moon worked with the first-team today and I
don’t know if that means that he is going to start.”
Senior safety Dexter Jackson continues to be hobbled by a hamstring
injury. Jackson saw limited action in drills today and will likely be
replaced by Shawn McCorkel in the starting line-up. McCorkel made his
first career start last week against Maryland.
“Dexter (Jackson) looks doubtful,” stated Bowden. “But it is just
Tuesday and we will see how he feels as the week progresses.”
Sophomore Travis Minor returned to limited contact practice on Tuesday.
Minor is nursing a sprained left ankle that kept him out of three quarters
of the Southern California game and the Maryland game. Sophomore Jeff
Chaney will remain the starter if Minor is still limited.
INJURY REPORT–Defensive tackle Corey Simon cramped up after practice,
but will practice tomorrow. Robert Morgan will return to practice on
Wednesday after having his wisdom teeth extracted.