April 5, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State football team practiced for an hour and fifteen minutes today in shells at the practice fields. The Seminoles spent much of the day watching film of the scrimmage that took place last Friday at Doak Campbell Stadium.
“We spent a whole lot of time watching film today, ” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We looked at the scrimmage on film and worked on correcting our mistakes in practice. It wasn’t a very sharp practice for us.”
The Seminoles spent much of the first half of practice working on fundamentals, before turning to inside and skeleton drills in the second half. The offense was forced to improvise due to injuries in the backfield. William McCray was the only healthy running back that participated in drills today.
“We will have to see what we can piece together for the scrimmage on Wednesday,” commented Bowden. “If it is drastic, we will have to throw more in the scrimmage. All of our receivers are healthy.”
This was the last actual practice of the spring for the Seminoles. They will conduct their final midweek scrimmage of the spring on Wednesday before having the scrimmage in the stadium on Saturday.
“I think that we got a lot done this spring,” stated Bowden. “I saw some improvement, I just wish that the kids wouldn’t get injured. That stops the momentum.”
Several players were held out of practice today due to injuries suffered in the scrimmage. Tailbacks Travis Minor and Jeff Chaney were held out of drills. Offensive lineman Montrae Holland and wide reciever Robert Morgan were also held out of practice.