March 17, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles conducted their second day of spring workouts on Wednesday afternoon at Ed Williamson practice fields. The Seminoles practiced for 20 periods and finished practice with some individual drills and conditioning.
“We have gone two days in shorts now,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The coaches told me that they had a good workout yesterday. We are getting some things done, there is only so much that you can do in shorts.”
The offense and defense spent much of the day working individually on fundamentals before joining together for skeleton drills in the second half of practice. The offense concentrated on ball handling, while the defense worked primarily on alignments.
“We did a lot of throwing and catching today,” stated Bowden. “We also worked on the running plays and it gives us a chance to look at some of the other guys that we have.”
Senior fullback Dan Kendra worked some with running backs today. Kendra is limited after having knee surgery last month to repair some cartilage damage.
“Danny (Kendra) really looks good,” commented Bowden. “He is a natural at fullback, it is just too bad that he can’t go full strength.”
Injured quarterback Chris Weinke continues to recover from his neck injury that he suffered at the end of last season. Weinke did some conditioning work and threw the football for about 15 minutes.
“It was good to see Chris (Weinke) throwing the ball out here today,” said Bowden. “He wasn’t throwing it as hard as he could, but he was throwing pretty well from 35 yards away.”
Coach Bowden missed practice on Monday after flying to New York to receive an award from the lettermen of Notre Dame. Bowden received the first ever Frank Leahy Trophy. Yogi Berra also was honored at the banquet.