April 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State football team started the final week of spring practice with a 24-period workout in full pads Monday afternoon. The Seminoles worked on the practice fields for the first nine periods and then finished with a half scrimmage at Doak Campbell Stadium.
“It was a pretty good scrimmage out there today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We came out here and did scrimmages on different situations. The offense did better on the goal line today than they have been. Anquan (Boldin) has been throwing the ball really well. The quarterback’s big thing is learning what to do with the ball.”
Junior quarterback Anquan Boldin had a nice day for the offense, going 6-for-11 for 108 yards. Redshirt freshman Chris Rix went 3-for-6 for 68 yards with a 40-yard touchdown pass.
Defensively, Charles Howard continued to show improvement as he has throughout spring practice. O.J. Jackson and Abdul Howard were both very active for the defense today. Abdul Howard was credited with two pass break-ups. Stanford Samuels had the only interception of the day and returned it for 33 yards.
The Seminoles will not practice on Tuesday but will practice on Wednesday and Friday before concluding spring workouts with the annual Garnet and Gold spring game to be held on Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium.