August 21, 2000 - by

Football Getting Ready For BYU

Aug. 21, 2000

Tallahassee, FL –
The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles practiced
in full pads this afternoon and evening as they continued preparation
for Saturday’s game against BYU. The team went out to the practice
fields, but rain stopped practice after 20 minutes of stretching and
work on the kicking game. After weight lifting and a short inside
walk-through, the team ate dinner and then went out to the game field at
7:30 p.m. for a 15-period practice.

“The important thing is we got it in,” said head coach Bobby
Bowden. “Tomorrow we’ll work in shells and try to go out again at 4:00
p.m.”

BYU returns 13 starters (seven on defense and six on offense)
from a 1999 squad that finished 8-4, losing in the Motor City Bowl to
Marshall, 21-3.

“I was watching some film on them today and they are solid
defensively,” said Bowden. “They are physical and very good up front.
Anybody that can throw and catch the football is a threat.”

Bowden announced that defensive ends Travis Johnson and Darnell
Dockett have moved to the interior defensive line. Johnson is listed as
second team noseguard with Jeff Womble and Dockett is listed at second
team defensive tackle with Eric Powell.

“To me, you wouldn’t want to play this game with an
inexperienced team,” said Bowden. “We can find out where we stand in
the opener and then we have an open date the following week.”

The Seminoles will open the Saturday in the Pigskin Classic
against BYU in Jacksonville. The game is scheduled for an 8:00 p.m.
kickoff on ABC.

No new injuries were reported after today’s workout.

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