Aug. 6, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida State Seminoles returned to the practice fields on Tuesday with two workouts in sub-100 degree temperatures. The team began the day with a 24-period workout and wrapped up with an 18-period session this evening. Fundamental drills and segment workouts were the main focus of the morning session as they have been so far this week. The second practice of the day continued to be the most exciting as the defense dominated skeleton drills (7-on-7).
“We had a pretty good practice again today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The kids look like they’re working hard. We’re actually further along than we were a year ago because the guys know what they’re doing better. The quarterbacks and receivers threw and caught well again today. Today was the last of the shorts, we’ll go into pads tomorrow morning. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and hope we stay healthy.”
After the receivers dominated most of two-a-days, Michael Boulware led an inspired defensive secondary during the evening session. Stanford Samuels and Kyler Hall both recorded several pass deflections and Rufus Brown added an interception to highlight the practice.
The coaching staff announced Tuesday evening that Blake Williams was medically disqualified and will no longer be able to play, but will retain his scholarship.
“I told Blake to come back and see me when school starts and we will give him some sort of assignment,” said Bowden. “I like to know where they are and what’s happening. He’ll get to do just about everything the rest of the guys do except for play.”
The team will workout in shells (shorts and shoulder pads) for the first time on Wednesday. Practice will begin in the morning at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with an evening session. Florida State opens the 2002 season on August 24th against Iowa State in the Eddie Robinson Classic.
Injury Report: No new injuries reported.