Dec. 18, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 16 Florida State Seminoles (9-4, 7-1 ACC) held a two-a-day practice in shells Wednesday as they continued to prepare for their Sugar Bowl match-up with No. 4 Georgia (11-1, 7-1 SEC). The team went out at 10:00 a.m. and then returned to the practice fields for a second session at 4:00 p.m. Each practice lasted approximately two hours.
“We had good weather today and we got what we wanted to get done,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The passing game looked a little rusty. The consistency is not there yet. Hopefully we can get better as we get closer to the game.”
Sophomore Fabian Walker worked with the No. 1 offense for the second day. Walker completed a 50-yard TD pass to Robert Morgan at the end of the second practice to conclude 11-on-11 drills. Leon Washington broke off a long scoring run and Alonzo Jackson had a sack.
“You’ve got another quarterback that’s inexperienced,” said Bowden. “He has to learn what to do with that ball. The main thing for him is to keep playing and to get sharper every day. He has a great arm, one of the quickest releases out here. He just has to learn where everybody is.”
The Seminoles will practice in shells on Thursday and then full pads on Friday. The team will hold a light morning workout on Saturday before breaking for the holidays.