March 23, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State football team returned to practice
this afternoon in shorts after their first spring scrimmage on Saturday.
The team reviewed film and then went outside to work on fundamentals and
correct mistakes from the scrimmage. Today marked the last mandatory
non-contact practice of the spring.
“This team has great potential,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “They are
raw. We have a lot of young boys that are not fundamentally sound yet.
This group can be as good as any we’ve had here if they can improve on the
Coach Bowden commented on the scrimmage after the coaching staff had time
to review the film.
“Marcus Outzen definitely proved he belonged in the quarterback fight,”
said Bowden. “The harrassment from the defensive line was unfair. There
were people wrapped around the quarterbacks all day. It is mighty hard to
throw the football in that situation. We were also talking about how much
speed we have at linebacker with some of the younger guys. The problem is
they don’t know where they are supposed to be yet like all the fifth-year
seniors we had last season.”
Offensive guard Jeremy Brett sustained the only serious injury of the
scrimmage. Brett fractured his fifth metatarsal (left foot) and will be
evaluated by team physicians.
The team will practice tomorrow and Wednesday afternoon before taking