Sept. 30, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The ninth-ranked Florida State Seminoles were able to
practice outside today after spending yesterday’s session inside as they
continued to prepare for Saturday’s game at Maryland.
“We had a tough, rough practice,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We go
the work today in we’d like to do on Tuesday. This allowed us to catch up
since we worked longer.”
The squad practiced for 22 five-minute periods in shoulder pads and
shorts today in Doak Campbell Stadium due to wet practice fields.
“Maryland has good linebackers, a lot of good football players,” said
Bowden. “Their fullback is have a tremendous year. They’re playing a lot
of young people, but they look organized. They are playing better as a
team and have a lot more confidence.”
“I feel sure we’ll see the option (against Maryland),” commented Bowden.
“You have to play real disciplined football to stop the option.”
INJURY REPORT: Middle linebacker Demetro Stephens fractured his right
hand (3rd and 4th metacarpels) and it was casted. Offensive tackle Tarlos
Thomas has muscle strain in right shoulder. TB Travis Minor (ankle), OG
Donald Heaven (ankle), TB Dee Feaster (knee) were held out of practice.