Aug. 18, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second-ranked Florida State continued preparation for
its season-opener on August 31 against Texas A&M with practice on Tuesday
morning at Ed Williamson Practice Fields. FSU’s second practice of the day
was cancelled by head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We had a good workout this morning and are starting to implement some of
our game plan for the opener,” said Bowden. “When our staff met to plan
the afternoon session we all agreed that the team just needed some rest.
They’re tired and these two-a-days are a long grind so we decided to
concentrate on watching tape this afternoon and not practice.”
Freshman quarterback Jared Jones connected on a pair of long touchdown
passes in skeleton passing drills during the workout. He hit Laveranues
Coles for one score and Robert Morgan for the other. Mario Edwards
intercepted a Jones pass and returned it for a touchdown during the same
Morgan suffered the only injury of the day when he sustained a concussion
and a sprained jaw from a Derrick Gibson hit. He was taken to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for x-rays on his jaw which were negative.
Sophomore defensive tackle Bryne Malone was treated for cramps at the
conclusion of practice.
Freshman wide receiver Talman Gardner had successful hernia surgery
today. Gardner will begin walking on Wednesday and will start
Florida State got a bunch of good news off the field on Tuesday.
Cornerback Mario Edwards and tailback Dee Feaster both fulfilled their
academic requirements and have been cleared to participate this season.
Additionally, 24 Seminoles earned grade point averages of 3.0 or better
during the summer semester. They are: Brian Allen, Justin Amman, Atrews
Bell, Ronald Boldin, Tay Coy, Keith Cottrell, Char-ron Dorsey, Otis Duhart,
Davy Ford, Talman Gardner, Montrae Holland, Abdual Howard, Clay Ingram,
Bradley Jennings, Dan Kendra, Bryne Malone, William McCray, Travis Minor,
Robert Morgan, Marcus Outzen, Stanford Samuels, Troy Saunders, Demetro
Stephens and David Warren.
Florida State will hold its second scrimmage of the fall on Wednesday in
Doak Campbell Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to the public.