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Football Continues Spring Drills

March 22, 1999



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles continued spring
drills with a 20-period practice this afternoon. The team worked out in
shells and concentrated on fundamentals before finishing with some 11-on-11
action.


“We had a pretty good practice today,” said head coach Bobby
Bowden. “The guys had a lot of enthusiasm, worked hard and got a lot
accomplished.”


The offensive line, which is without three starters from a year ago
because of injury (Ross Brannon, Jerry Carmichael and Jason Whitaker), has
been a focal point this spring.


“I have seen some progress with the offensive line,” said Bowden.
“I don’t know how much of it has to with our two starting defensive tackles
being out (Jerry Johnson and Corey Simon), but they seem to be ahead of
where they were a year ago at this time. We have more depth on the
offensive line and there are going to be some battles for starting jobs.”


In 11-on-11, the offense got a pair of scoring passes from QB
Marcus Outzen. The first was a 40-yard strike to WR Robert Morgan and the
second from 15 yards out to TE Ryan Sprague. WR Peter Warrick also had a
TD, taking a short QB Jared Jones pass 20 yards into the endzone.
Defensively, DE Roland Seymour had a pair of sacks and LB Brian Allen added
a tackle for loss on a reverse.


The Seminoles return to practice tomorrow afternoon in full pads.

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