August 31, 1999 - by
FSU Holds First Practice Of Open Week

Aug. 31, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, FL – No. 1 Florida State (1-0) returned to
practice following Saturday’s 41-7 victory over Louisiana Tech. FSU has
an open week before hosting Georgia Tech for an 8:00 p.m. game, which
will be televised by ABC on September 11.

“We came out of the game in pretty good shape as far as injuries
are concerned,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “I think Georgia Tech is
going to be a very tough football team this year. They beat Georgia and
Notre Dame at the end of the season, they really got better after our

The Seminoles only practiced for about an hour, working on the
kicking game and mistakes from Saturday’s game. Senior Eric Thomas has
edged Jarad Moon for the number center job and practiced with the
first-team offense.

Bowden announced that senior tailback Raymont Skaggs has decided
to transfer. Skaggs, who was expected to redshirt the season, rushed
for 81 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries last season.

“Raymont Skaggs is going to transfer,” said Bowden. “He came by
to see me today. I think he is going back to the West Coast. I asked
him if he was sure he could get a scholarship. It surprised me in a
way, but he wants more playing time.”

The team will practice again Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
possibly Saturday depending on the weather and the team’s performance
during the first three sessions.

No new injuries were reported after today’s workout.

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