March 24, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles practiced for 12 periods in full pads in Doak Campbell Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The practice was shortened and moved up due to complications with class schedules. The Seminoles spent much of the day in a controlled scrimmage, before finishing with goalline situations.
“We weren’t able to get the first eight periods in today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We had a class complication come up and so many guys were going to be out. We decided to shorten practice and go out a little earlier.”
The offense dominated the scrimmage portion of practice, as well as goalline situations. Quarterback Marcus Outzen drove the first-team offense down the field to a touchdown in three plays against the first-team defense. That drive was culminated by a 30-yard TD pass to Peter Warrick. The second series was highlighted by a 40-yard pass from Outzen to tight end Nick Franklin. Defensive end Jamal Reynolds recorded a sack and Bryne Malone added a tackle for a loss for the first-team defense.
“(Marcus) Outzen had a good day,” commented Bowden. “He made some good plays and might have a had ball dropped out there.”
The second-team offense didn’t fair as well against the second-team defense. The defense held the second-teamers out of the endzone in a total of 20 plays. Mario Edwards recorded a interception of a Jarad Jones pass and Abdual Howard returned the Edwards’ interception for a touchdown. Jones did connect with Marvin Minnis for a 35-yard TD pass on the last play of the scrimmage.
“Jarad (Jones) had a better day than yesterday,” stated Bowden. “He threw the ball a lot better in skeleton and made some patient throws in the scrimmage.”
The first-team offense converted 3-of-5 goalline situations at the conclusion of practice. Ron Dugans caught a TD pass from Outzen and Jeff Chaney and Travis Minor ran in for scores. The second-team offense scored twice in four tries. Walk-on running back Lamar Parrish scored twice from the three-yard line.
“Lamar Parrish was the best runner out there today,” said Bowden. “He really ran well and he is deceptive with the ball.”
Defensive end David Warren sat out of practice today after spraining his neck in practice on Tuesday. Raymont Skaggs missed his second day of practice with the right ankle sprain. Safety Chris Hope also missed the workout with a foot injury and Michael Hamilton was held out with a sprained ankle.
The Seminoles will conduct a full scrimmage on Friday afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. It will be the first full scrimmage for the Seminoles this spring.