August 8, 2000 - by
FSU Football Report

Aug. 8, 2000


TALLAHASEE, FL — The Florida State football team completed its
third day of two-a-day practices this afternoon. The team practiced at
8:30 a.m. and later in the day at 5:50 p.m.

“I really liked the way the boys worked today,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden following the morning workout. “I liked what I saw and
tomorrow the pads go on so you have that extra weight put on. It was a
good spirited practice. I imagine they are anxious to hit with the pads
on.”

Players will wear shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts with
thigh pads) for the first time Wednesday.

“Tomorrow will be what we call thud,” said Bowden. “We will
have contact, but nobody will be taken to the ground.”

The first practice lasted 24 periods (two hours). In pass
skeleton drills, both the offense and defense had their share of good
plays. QB Marcus Outzen connected with RB Davy Ford on a long touchdown
and QB Chris Weinke hit WR Robert Morgan on a 30-yard completion against
zone coverage. For the defense, CB Malcolm Tatum and CB Tay Cody led
the way with a pair of pass break-ups.

WR Javon Walker hauled in a long scoring strike from QB Chris
Rix to highlight the evening session for the offense while LB Kendyll
Pope reached in and broke up a pass to highlight the defense during pass
skeleton drills.

WR Talman Gardner (strained lower back) suffered the only injury
of the day in the second practice.

Wednesday’s two-a-day practices will again start at 8:30 a.m.
and 5:50 p.m. The Seminoles will scrimmage for the first time Saturday
afternoon.

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