Football Conducts First Workouts
Seminoles preparing for Kickoff Classic.
August 11, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Seminoles conducted their first full
workout of the 1998 season in preparation for the Kickoff Classic against
Texas A&M at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on August 31st. The Seminoles
practiced in shorts and helmets for 24 periods in the morning session and
18 in the afternoon workout.
“They didn’t get much rest between practices and there was a lot more
enthusiasm this morning than this afternoon,” Head Coach Bobby Bowden said.
“But they have done everything we’ve asked them to do without complaints.”
The Seminoles spent much of the morning working on fundamentals before
returning to skeleton drills on both offense and defense in the afternoon.
“We’ve gotten into a lot more stuff and rushed them with information but
they seem to be handling it very well,” said Bowden. “It was pretty much an
expected 1st day of practice.”
The coaches continue to stress the fundamentals as the freshman worked
with the varsity for the first time today. The seniors will also stress
discipline with the newly announced slogan (“Discipline to the Desert”)
that has been placed on t-shirts.
“Discipline is an issue and we wanted to make it a key word,” commented
Bowden. “We were going to use just ‘Discipline’ but realized it is
discipline that will get us where we want to be.”
The only major injury of the afternoon session was defensive tackle Bryne
Malone. Malone received an IV after practice for dehydration. Junior
tight end Nick Franklin dislocated his right pinky finger, but will not
miss any practice time. Freshman offensive lineman Montrae Holland sat out
the afternoon practice after injuring his back in the morning session.