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Football Preps for Saturday’s Nationally Televised Game

October 27, 1998



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 5-ranked Florida State Seminoles (7-1)
practiced for just over two hours in their first full workout in
preparation for Saturday’s ESPN’s nationally-televised contest versus North
Carolina. The team practiced in shells (shoulder pads, helmets, shorts),
while concentrating on implementing the game plan.




Junior defensive tackle Jerry Johnson sat out practice after injuring his
right hamstring in last Saturday’s victory over Georgia Tech. Sophomore
cornerback Tay Cody missed most of practice after reaggravating the MCL in
his right knee. Cody suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain during agility drills
at the beginning of practice.




“I think that just about everybody practiced today,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “Jerry (Johnson) sat out today and I think that Tay Cody
missed most of practice. The reports are good on Jerry, but if he can’t
go, we will go with Larry Smith or Billy Rhodes.”




The Seminoles enter the game with the third best offense in the
conference, while the Tar Heels are ranked fourth in total defense. The
Seminoles are averaging 409.9 ypg and UNC is giving up 336.7 ypg. The
marquee match-up will pit Tar Heel cornerback Dre Bly and FSU wide receiver
Peter Warrick.




“They press alot on the outside and like to blitz,” stated Bowden. “They
play like we do on defense. They are very much a pressure defense.”




“I think that Peter (Warrick) and Dre (Bly) will match-up on Saturday.
They are both very good ball players and it should be a good match-up to
watch.”




Jean Jeune was held out of practice with a mild concussion. Lamont Green
continued to workout but isn’t expected back for the North Carolina game
this weekend.


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