March 21, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State football team continued spring
practice with their first full scrimmage this morning at Doak Campbell
Stadium. The Seminoles worked out for approximately two hours before
closing practice with goalline drills.
“We are a team of potential,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We’re
ragged, but that is understandable at this point. There was some good
effort out there, they went after it. You saw some big plays made by great
Junior Peter Warrick had a big day, leading all receivers with six
catches for 133 yards and one touchdown. Warrick was involved in the
scrimmage’s first score, a 65-yard bomb from Chris Weinke.
Marcus Outzen finished the day 9-of-12 for 161 yards to top the
quarterbacks in the statistical column. Dan Kendra was 4-of-14 for 26
yards and one interception while Chris Weinke was 5-of-16 for 115 yards
with one TD and one interception.
“The thing that was very obvious was that Outzen played great today while
Kendra did not have his normal success,” said Bowden. “This was the first
scrimmage where Outzen showed he really belonged with the other two. He
made things happen out there. It’s a good problem to have. We just need
to have more consistency from all three quarterbacks.”
On the ground freshman Raymont Skaggs led the way with 50 yards on 10
carries. Weinke added 32 yards on three carries, including the day’s
longest gain (31 yards).
Defensively, safety Derrick Gibson recorded a game-high four tackles and
returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. Linebacker Deon
Humphrey also scored on a two-yard fumble return. Starters Tony Bryant and
Jerry Johnson set the tone on the defensive front as they totaled two sacks
The Seminoles return to practice Monday afternoon.