April 2, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles held their second
full scrimmage this afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The practice
lasted approximately two hours including a kicking session at the start.
“The progress I saw out there today was good,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “It was a hard-hitting, tough scrimmage. The defense is its
same old nasty self, but the offense is really making strides. It used to
be the offense couldn’t even bend the line of scrimmage, now we are
breaking open some big plays.”
Leading the way for the Seminoles offensively was running back
William McCray. Playing both tailback and fullback because of injuries,
McCray piled up 113 yards on 14 carries including a 48-yard touchdown run.
At quarterback, Marcus Outzen was 9-of-13 for 208 yards with one touchdown
(74 yards to Greg Moore) while Jared Jones went 8-of-16 for 196 yards.
“McCray and Minor ran hard today and really took some licks,” said
Bowden. “They were the only two tailbacks out there, McCray got some work
at fullback and tailback. That’s the best running I’ve seen in a while.
McCray really jumped out at you, he broke some runs and had the long
Defensive end Jamal Reynolds, who has dominated spring drills so
far, did not show any signs of letting up with another impressive outing.
The junior collected 4 1/2 sacks and also had several open field tackles.
LB Bobby Rhodes, DE Roland Seymour and DT Bryne Malone contributed in the
sack department while David Warren recorded a tackle for loss on an
attempted reverse. Walk-on LB Lee Weaver was involved in the defense’s
only score of the day with a fumble return for a touchdown.
Sebastian Janikowski was perfect in the scrimmage, hitting field
goals from 23 and 43 yards out.
Post-scrimmage injury report: OG Montrae Holland (left knee
possible LCL tear), WR Marvin Minnis (right hip pointer), WR Ron Dugans
(right rib contusion), RB Travis Minor (mild left shoulder separation), RB
William McCray (shoulder contusion), DB Stanford Samuels (right achilles
tendon strain), DB Pete Henderson (mild concussion) and DL Octavis Jackson
(left eye contusion). Additionally, MRI results on RB Davy Ford’s injured
right knee came back today and a torn ACL was detected.
The team will have Saturday and Sunday off before returning to
practice on Monday afternoon.