September 4, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles practiced for 21 periods in full pads as they continued preparation for next Saturday’s ACC opener at NC State. The team worked on all aspects of the kicking game during the early portion of practice and included some 11-on-11 scrimmaging during the session.
“This is the last of the open dates,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We will have 11 in a row from here. The key will be keeping the injuries to a minimum.”
Bowden complimented the work of starting quarterback Chris Weinke over the last week of practice. In statistics kept by the coaching staff during 11-on-11, pass skeleton and one-on-one drills, Weinke completed on 139 of 166 passes (84%) with no interceptions this week. Marcus Outzen hit 86 of 128 (67%) and Jarod Jones was 51 of 81 (63%).
“They have been doing some good things out there,” said Bowden. “There have been some interceptions, excellent catches and good throws. Weinke has been throwing it pretty good and has been very accurate.”
LB Theon Rackley, WR Robert Morgan, OL Donald Heaven and S Derrick Gibson suffered heat cramping during today’s workout. LB Deon Humphrey suffered a bilateral burner and will be held out of contact work. Freshman defensive back Stanford Samuels had his appendix removed today and will miss several weeks. WR Peter Warrick, DT larry Smith and LB Brian Allen (all injured in the Kickoff Classic) will continue their rehabilitation this weekend with their game status to be determined next week.
The team will take tomorrow off, run Sunday and return to meetings and practice Monday.