August 24, 2000 - by
FSU Completes Final Practice Before Pigskin Classic

Aug. 24, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Seminoles1 football team completed its last day of practice in Tallahassee, before opening the season against BYU in Jacksonville in the Pigskin Classic. The Noles went 15 periods (1 hour, 15 minutes) with helmets and no pads.

“Today was the last practice, and it was a typical Thursday practice,” FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said. “We just need to play a ball game. We get tired of playing against each other. A lot of our injured guys were in there working today. I don1t know what that means come game time, but they were in there today.”

The Noles completed mostly run through drills, for offense, defense and special teams. In skeleton offense, Tommy Polley and Tay Cody both came up with pass break-ups. Brian Allen added a pass break-up of his own before the day was over. Periods 4-9 included blocking schemes and passing plays. The action was mostly contained to mastering pass routes and reads before the game on Saturday. Period 14 was composed of 2:00 drill offense with Chris Weinke and Marcus Outzen seeing all the action at quarterback. Both QB1s had good reads and looked good in play calling. The day ended with Matt Munyon attempting last-second field goals from the 35-yard line. The walk-on freshman was 1-of-2 in that drill.

The Noles left for Jacksonville immediately following practice and dinner. They will practice at Fletcher High School in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon.

Injury Update:
Probable: LB Brian Allen (ankle), LB Tommy Polley (knee), DE David Warren
(back), TE Ryan Sprague (charley horse)Doubtful: PK Brett Cimorelli (groin)Out: OT Ross Brannon (knee), OG Jerry Carmichael (knee), DE Roland Seymour (knee), FB Chad Maeder (knee).

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