October 14, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 6 Florida State Seminoles continued prepartion for their meeting with the Clemson Tigers this Saturday with a two and one-half hour practice.
The squad worked in shorts and shoulder pads in the 20-period practice.
Coach Bobby Bowden announced that receiver Laveranues Coles also worked at tailback today.
“Travis (Minor) hasn’t come back like we had hoped,” commented Bowden. “(With Coles) it’s a matter of learning assignments because he’s a natural anywhere you put him. He played tailback in high school. Maybe this (move) will get it (the ball) into his hands a little more.”
Coles entered Florida State as a tailback in his freshman year before switching to receiver against Miami.
Bowden also announced that backup tailback and punt returner Dee Feaster will be suspended for the Clemson game due to missing classes. Coaches are working cornerback Reggie Durden in Feaster’s place at punt returner.
INJURY REPORT: There were no new injuries. Tailback Travis Minor was held out of practice. Linebacker Lamont Green’s MRI of his left elbow came back showing ligament damage (MCL of elbow). Head trainer Randy Oravetz said Green will be operated on tomorrow to find out the severity of the injury and what kind of surgery he will need. Oravetz said it is unclear how long Green will be out until tomorrow’s operation.
Florida State hosts Clemson on Saturday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.