Sept. 15, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 11-ranked Florida State Seminoles practiced for
22 periods in full pads on Tuesday afternoon at the Ed Williamson practice
fields. The Seminoles spent the first part of practice working on full
contact drills before spending time with the scout teams.
“It was a little friskier practice today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We had alot more people out there today. There seemed to be less injuries
than last week.”
The 11-0n-11 scrimmage was highlighted by a Demetro Stephens hit on
Raymont Skaggs. Stephens prevented Skaggs from getting into the endzone on
a goalline drill.
“We worked with full contact goalline drills today,” stated Bowden. “I
saw some leadership out there today, but we will have to wait until
Saturday. We just have to wait and see how things turn out.”
The Seminoles are preparing for a Duke Blue Devil squad that is coming
off a convincing victory at Northwestern last week and are 2-0 at top of
the ACC standings. The Blue Devils. The Blue Devils also rank at top of
the conference in both offense and defense.
“This is going to be a great test with Duke,” commented Bowden. “They
are coming off a convincing win and we are still trying to figure out what
INJURY UPDATE: Defensive tackle Larry Smith was held out of drills today.
Linebacker Brian Allen participated in limited contact drills. X-rays on
Corey Simon’s ankle were negative and it is being treated as a foot
contusion. Defensive lineman Chris Woods suffered a right ankle sprain and
offensive lineman Justin Amman suffered a right knee hyperextension. Brian
Malone and Deon Humphrey suffered from heat exhaustion.