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Football Continues Preparation for Opener against Texas A&M

August 27, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The second-ranked Florida State Seminoles continued
prepartion for their August 31st meeting with Texas A&M in the Kickoff
Classic with a 20-period practice in shorts and helmets.

The Seminoles worked on skeleton drills in the first eight periods before
removing the shoulder pads for the remaining 12 periods.

“We went a half of day in pads today and then we laid off the contact,”
commented head coach Bobby Bowden. “We wanted to concentrate on movement
and assignments.”

Sophomore cornerback Tay Cody recorded an interception in skeleton
drills. Cody grabbed a pass intended for Germaine Stringer. The offense
was sparked by touchdown passes to freshman Patrick Hughes and junior Ron
Dugans from Chris Weinke. Weinke praticipated in all throwing drills today
after suffering from a sore arm this week.

Senior defensive end Tony Bryant was in uniform, but was held out of
drills. Bryant suffered a subluxation of the left shoulder in Wednesday’s
practice. Bryant’s status for Monday’s game is uncertain at this point,
but is expected to play.

The practice scheduled for tomorrow was cancelled and the team will just
have meetings before traveling to New York on Saturday morning.

“The hay is in the barn,” said Bowden. “We tried to cover everything.
We had to give them Friday off with school starting this week.”

The Seminoles will practice at the Meadowlands on Saturday and Sunday.
Both practices will be open to the media for the first 20 minutes.

INJURY REPORT — No new injuries were reported today. The bone scan on
Char-ron Dorsey indicated only soft tissue and ligament damage. Dorsey is
expected to return to contact 4-6 weeks from the date of the injury.

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