October 12, 2000 - by
No. 7 Seminoles Conclude Last Practice Before Facing Duke Saturday

Oct. 12, 2000

The seventh-ranked Seminole football team wrapped up their last day of preparations for their Saturday, October 14 game against the Duke Blue Devils with a 15-period practice Thursday afternoon. Florida State practiced in shorts and continued to implement their offensive and defensive game plans against the scout team.

“It was a good practice today and I don’t see any reason that we won’t go out and play well against Duke this Saturday,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “This is one of those games where I’m going to spend more time talking about us instead of the opponent. I want us to play the best we can play. I want our team to execute and play hard. The kids have done everything we’ve asked and have had a good attitude this week.”

Heisman candidate Chris Weinke is coming off a 496 yard, three-touchdown performance against the University of Miami despite a left foot sprain that limited his practice time leading up to the game. Weinke hasn’t missed any practice this week and will start again this Saturday.

“We haven’t talked to Chris about his playing time this weekend,” said Bowden. “We are going to go out there and play hard and see what happens. We would like to give him a rest but we aren’t going to set a time frame for that. We’ll just play the ball game and go from there.”

The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off and will be available on pay-per-view throughout the state of Florida. Contact your local cable outlet for details on the pay-per-view broadcast.

INJURY REPORT: Roland Seymour, knee (out), Rian Cason, ankle (out), Devard Darling, ankle (doubtful), Ryan Sprague (questionable), Chris Weinke, left foot sprain (probable), Jeff Womble, shoulder (probable)

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