August 31, 2000 - by
FSU Football Prepares For ACC Opener

Aug. 31, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The second-ranked Florida State football team
continued preparations for its September 9th ACC opener at Georgia Tech.
The Seminoles worked in shells for 20 periods Thursday afternoon.

“We had a good practice today and I think the heat was good for our
team,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We are still trying to correct
mistakes from the BYU game and it’s just a matter of rehearsing and
repeating. We are also trying to get our injured players healthy.”

FSU worked on kick and punt coverage, run blocking, situational
offense, goal line and the two-minute drill. The Seminoles also spent time
working in pass skeleton, one-on-one and short yardage situations.

The defense had some early success in situational drills. O.J.
Jackson batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage, Tommy Polley had an
interception and Chris Hope broke up a pass in the end zone. The offense
got on track in skeleton drills when quarterback Chris Weinke connected on
deep passes to Marvin Minnis and Anquan Boldin. The highlight of goal line
was Travis Minor’s five-yard TD run.

“The team has practiced very well and they have been attentive all
week,” said Bowden. “We did a lot of work on Georgia Tech but it was all
based on last year’s film.”

The Seminoles will take Friday and Saturday off before returning to
the practice field Sunday for conditioning.

INJURY REPORT: Otis Duhart (dislocated pinky finger) and BJ Ward (eye infection)

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