Oct. 28, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Top-ranked Florida State finalized
preparations for Saturday’s game at Virginia with a 15-period workout in
shorts on Thursday afternoon at Ed Williamson Practice Fields on the FSU
“Nothing new to report really, it was another typical Thursday
practice,” said Seminole head coach Bobby Bowden. “We face a real
tackling game this Saturday. It’s going to be one of those games where
if you can’t tackle you’ll get run over or they’ll run right by you.”
Florida State’s offense and defense worked against its scout
units and the Seminoles also practiced its two-minute drill. The
Seminoles will be without defensive coach Jim Gladden after he broke his
femur at practice on Tuesday.
“We’ve talked to Jim and he’s doing fine,” Bowden said. “We
aren’t too sure who they’ll put in the box though. Coach Andrews will
have to make that call. They’ll probably spread it around a little bit.”
FSU junior quarterback Chris Weinke was named today as one of 25
candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award, given annually to the nation’s
top signal caller. Weinke leads the ACC in passing yards per game at
279.9. He has completed 161-of-273 passes this year (59.0 percent) for
2,239 yards and 15 touchdowns. The St. Paul, Minn., native ranks 18th
in the country with a pass efficiency rating of 139.4.
INJURY REPORT: RV Jean Jeune (knee), DE Roland Seymour (right
shoulder) and FS Sean Key (shoulder) are all doubtful. SE Ron Duggins
(chest contusion), DE Chris Walker (shoulder burner) and SE Talman
Gardner (shoulder) are all probable.
Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised
nationally on ESPN.