December 26, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 2-ranked Florida State Seminoles returned to
practice Saturday afternoon in preparation for the National Championship
game in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee on January 4th. The
Seminoles returned to practice after five days off for the holidays with a
one hour conditioning session inside the Moore Athletic Center.
“We decided to go inside today because of the weather,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “We worked on conditioning tonight instead of the morning.
Just by looking at them, they look like they came back in pretty good
The team will continue to watch film to prepare for the No. 1-ranked
Tennessee. The Volunteer defense enters the game ranked 17th in the
country in total yards (303.0) and ninth in scoring defense (14.4). The
Seminoles are No. 1 in total defense and against the pass.
“This game is going to have two dadgum good defensive teams,” stated
Bowden. “Their defense reminds us of our own defense. They are very quick
and look better every time I watch film.”
The Seminoles will continue practice tomorrow afternoon at the Ed
Williamson practice fields. They will have their final workout in
Tallahassee on Monday, December 28th before traveling to Tempe, Arizona in
No new injuries were reported after the conditioning session.
The following players were excused from practice on Saturday and are
expected to be back on Sunday: Raymont Skaggs, William McCray, Bradley
Jennings, Char-ron Dorsey, David Warren, Octavis Jackson and Antoine