March 26, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Seminoles held their first full
scrimmage this afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The practice lasted
approximately two hours including a kicking session at the start.
“It was a pretty good scrimmage,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We had a couple kids shaken up, but there didn’t look like anything too
bad. With these scrimmages, I am always pleased if we can come out of them
not having too many people hurt.”
Tailback Jeff Chaney was the standout of the day for the offense.
Chaney carried seven times for 92 yards and scored from 61 yards out on an
impressive run against the first team defense. Quarterback Marcus Outzen
was responsible for the other two touchdowns, hitting Atrews Bell for a
57-yard TD and Talman Gardner for a 47-yard score. All-American Sebastian
Janikowski put the first points on the board with a 57-yard field goal.
Outzen finished the day 9-18 for 218 yards and the two touchdowns while
backup Jared Jones was 7-16 for 57 yards.
“Chaney had a great run for a touchdown,” said Bowden. “You don’t
see that very often out here in these scrimmages. The quarterbacks were
not hitting their receivers in the first half, but they were a little
better in the second half. The offense is doing better than what they have
done in past springs because we have all that skill back like Travis Minor,
Peter Warrick and all the receivers.”
Defensively, Jamal Reynolds continued his solid play with a pair of
sacks from his defensive end position. Defensive back Malcolm Tatum also
had a good day, blocking two field goal attempts in the situational field
goals and forcing a fumble at the end of the scrimmage during goalline.
Post-scrimmage injury report: LB Michael Hamilton (re-injured
right ankle), CB Tay Cody (shoulder contusion) and DE Chris Walker (hand
The team will have Saturday and Sunday off before returning to
practice on Monday afternoon.