October 6, 1999 - by
No. 1 Seminoles Continue Practice For Miami

Oct. 6, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State (5-0) continued its
preparation for Saturday’s game against No. 19 Miami (2-2) with a two hour
practice Wednesday afternoon.

At the end of practice head coach Bobby Bowden issued a statement
concerning the ongoing investigation involving wide receiver Laveranues
Coles.

“Coles will not dress for Saturday’s game no matter what the
outcome,” said Bowden.

Wednesday’s 21-period workout began with work on special teams and
the kicking game before the team split off into offensive and defensive
drills. During 11 on 11 drills, quarterback Marcus Outzen hit tailback
Davy Ford for a 48-yard touchdown. Ford took the pass at the 40-yard line
and out ran the defense to the endzone. The big hit of the day came from
linebacker Theon Rackley. The Tallahassee native forced a fumble when he
hit running back Nick Maddox after Maddox caught a short pass over the
middle from Chris Weinke.

“I thought it was a good practice,” said Bowden. “The kids are
really into it and playing well. They are focused on Miami.”

No new injuries were reported after today’s practice.

The team will return to the Ed Williamson practice fields Thursday
to continue preparation for Saturday’s 12:00 noon kickoff against the
Hurricanes.

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