Sept. 21, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 2 Florida State football team (3-0) held its last practice before it hosts the University of Louisville. The Seminoles started things off at 2:30 p.m., and went 15 periods in shells.
“We prepared as well as we could today,” FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said. “We went out at 2:30 p.m., about an hour-and-a-half early to try to avoid the rain.”
The Tribe started things off on the afternoon with warm-up kicking drills as well as on-side kick returns. In warm-ups, kicker Matt Munyon looked solid, poking seven of seven through the uprights. Munyon followed his extra-point tries by splitting time at the tee with Brett Cimorelli. Period two was continued kicking, as well as goal-line passing drills.
Period three saw action from both the first- and second-team offenses, with Chris Weinke and Marcus Outzen, respectively, at the helm. Period four featured more kicking, as the PAT unit took the field, with Munyon kicking. The walk-on freshman was 3-of-3 from the middle of the field, 1-of-1 from the right hash and 1-of-2 from the left hash. The Noles then moved the ball back to the 20-yard line, where Munyon knocked through a 35-yard field goal. The squad moved back again, and Munyon cleared one from 40-yards.
In period five the Seminoles worked on a base offense, working in shotgun formations. Weinke and Marvin Minnis connected several times on deep passing plays. Outzen took over running the second-team offense, clicking on several plays with a number of different receivers. Period six featured more offensive plays, as well as practicing defensive assignments.
The Garnet and Gold continued, with the two-minute offense for three periods. The Noles ended the 14th period with the hurry-up offense, directed at kicking a last-second field goal. Munyon connected again, for a 40+ yard field goal.
The Seminoles rounded up the day, running red-zone offense for the 15th period.
“I took a look at Louisville and they look good,” Bowden said. “They have two good tailbacks. I think they are a very solid team.”
The Seminoles will take the field at 6:00 p.m. against Louisville this Saturday. The game will be broadcast on espn2.
INJURY REPORT: Probable: Tony Benford (Ankle), Chris Woods (Ankle), Jeff Womble (Ankle)
Doubtful: Javon Walker (Ankle), Chad Maeder (Knee)
Out: Travis Johnson (Neck), Lemar Parrish (Knee).
Note: Claudius Osei Successful surgery on right shoulder today for shoulder dislocation problem.