Oct. 19, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (7-0)
practiced for 22 periods in shells (shoulder pads, shorts and helmets)
this afternoon as they continued to prepare for Saturday night’s game at
Clemson. FSU started practice with the kicking game and then moved to
fundamentals and work against Clemson scout teams.
“We had a pretty good practice,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“I believe they are focused. I don’t want anything to distract them.”
Bowden will be aiming for his 300th win against his son, Tommy,
when the Seminoles take the field at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
Bowden would become just the fifth Div. I-A coach to reach the 300-win
“It’s not big to me,” said Bowden. “It’s never been a goal of
mine and I only think about it because I’m reminded of it all the time.
It’s something that just happens. This game isn’t Tommy and Bobby
either, it’s Clemson and Florida State and that is what the kids should
Florida State’s top-ranked ACC defense will face a Clemson
quarterback that is equally talented in running and passing. Woodrow
Dantzler threw for 252 yards and ran for 183 more in the Tigers’ 42-30
win over Maryland last Saturday.
“Their offense is very similar to Louisiana Tech’s except the
quarterback can run,” said Bowden. “He (Dantzler) might be the best
runner on the field, he’s that good. Clemson’s offense is very
explosive. They find ways to get people open.”
C Eric Thomas, OG Jerry Carmichael and OL Ron Boldin missed
practice with an intestinal flu.
The Seminoles will return to practice tomorrow afternoon.
Saturday’s game at Clemson is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff
and will be televised nationally by ESPN.