Oct. 15, 2003
Tallahassee – Amidst the ongoing construction at Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and the Seminole fight song playing in the distance, the No. 7 Florida State Seminoles (5-1) practiced on Wednesday afternoon during a 20-period, two and a half hour practice in preparation for this weekend’s ACC matchup against Virginia (4-2). The Seminoles worked on position, skeletal, 11-on-11 drills.
“Today’s practice was a very spirited practice. Everyone’s doing what we are telling them to do and we’re just trying to get ready for (Virginia),’ said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The attitudes are very different, definitely better spirited.”
During the last period, FSU worked on one-minute hurry up offense drills. Junior quarterback Chris Rix shot a pass to junior wide receiver P.K. Sam for a gain of 20 yards. Following a pass out of bounds, Rix threw a short lob to P.K. Sam, which he ran for 20 yards. With 18 seconds on the clock, junior wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe ran a Rix pass into the endzone for a 30-yard touchdown.
During 11-on-11 drills, junior defensive lineman Charles Howard led an outstanding defense with one sack and two quarterback hurries. Freshman defensive lineman Clifton Dickson also had a good practice forcing Rix to throw out of bounds.
The Seminoles play this Saturday in Charlottesville against Virginia, coming off an overtime loss to Clemson. The game is scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. kickoff and will be televised nationally by ESPN.