September 20, 2000 - by

Seminoles Gear Up For Louisville With 22 Period Practice

Sept. 20, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 2-ranked and defending Atlantic Coast
Conference and national champion Florida State University football team
continued preparations for Saturday’s battle against Louisville with a
spirited 22-period practice Tuesday afternoon. The Seminoles wore full
pads and began work on implementing their game plan for the visiting
Cardinals of Conference USA.

“We had a good practice today, our kids were spirited,” said head
coach Bobby Bowden. “They were very spirited. This has been a good group
to work with. They have been attentive, they have been on time for their
meetings and today they were jumping around pretty good.”

Bowden then commented on the upcoming game against Louisville.

“They are a high powered offensive team,” he said. “They have some
good athletes. They run well, they are active and they have a good
program. The conference they play in — Conference USA — is a good
conference. Look at last week where Cincinnati plays Wisconsin into
overtime … East Carolina defeated Miami last year and Louisville beat
Kentucky this year. They are the upset conference and you can’t look past
them.

Bowden also announced the return of nose guard Chris Woods (ankle
sprain), defensive tackle Kevin Emanuel (back), fullback Chad Maeder (knee)
to practice

Defensive end Roland Seymour (knee injury suffered in January’s
national championship game) participated in limited drills on Wednesday.

Additional tickets for the Louisville game will likely be available
because students are not expected to pick up their full allotment. Tickets
will go on sale on www.seminoles.com Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can
also be purchased Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in person at the Moore Athletic
Center Ticket Office or by calling 1-888-FSU-NOLE.

Heisman Trophy candidate Chris Weinke will participate in a special
ESPN.com chat beginning Wednesday at 1 p.m.

INJURIES
Travis Johnson Cervical neck sprain (will miss a couple of days of
practice)
Javon Walker Ankle sprain

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