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Football Prepares for Conference Opener

September 3, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles practiced for 20
periods in shells in their first workout in anticipation for the conference
opener versus N.C. State. The Seminoles were forced indoors yesterday due
to inclement weather conditions and classes were cancelled on Thursday.


“The weather cooperated with us today,” commented head coach Bobby
Bowden. “Going out today, we didn’t get behind with our practice plans.”


The Seminoles spent the first half of practice working on skeleton while
wrapping up with a limited contact 11-on-11 scrimmage. Sophomore Jeff
Chaney was the highlight for the offense, recording a long run and
touchdown catch. The second half of practice was used implementing the
N.C. State gameplan.


“We worked on quickness and agility drills yesterday,” said Bowden.
“Today we concentrated on working with the N.C. State gameplan.


N.C. State returns an offensive team that totaled over 400 yards in each
of their last four games. Receiver Torry Holt enters this game after
making five touchdown catches in last year’s contest against the Seminoles.
The Wolfpack opens the season this evening versus Ohio University.


“I really think that N.C. State found themselves late last year and their
quarterback is back. We will have to see how it turns out.


Redshirt freshman linebacker returned to practice on Thursday after
taking care of some personal matters last week.


Senior linebacker Lamont Green, sophomore offensive lineman and freshman
cornerback Stanford Samuels were held out of practice with the flu.


INJURY UPDATE: Brian Allen, Larry Smith and Peter Warrick were held out
of drills for the second day after suffering injuries in the Texas A&M
game. Deon Humphrey suffered a cervical burner and Tommy Polley sustained
a right hamstring strain today.

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