August 18, 1998 - by

Football Practices in Shells

Seminoles focus on correcting mistakes.

August 18, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State football team, ranked No. 2 in the
ESPN/USA Today preseason poll and the AP preseason poll, continued to
prepare their August 31st matchup with Texas A&M in the Kickoff Classic
with a two-session practice today.

The squad practiced in shells for both the 24-period morning session and
18-period evening session focusing on correcting mistakes from last
Saturday’s scrimmage.

“The scrimmage shows where you are,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We
have a lot of work to do. We’re not a disciplined as we need to be from
looking at the film. We need to change some bad habits.”

“I think we’re doing about as good as we can right now,” commented
Bowden. “We’re not as far along as we were last year. The kids are
learning as they go. This team has the potential to be as good as last
year’s when they get some games under their belt.”

Tight end Ryan Sprague was moved to fullback due to injuries to fullbacks
Lamarr Glenn (hip pointer) and William McCray (left knee sprain). Sprague
played fullback in spring practice. Ronald Boldin also moved from
defensive line to offensive line.

INJURY REPORT: DE Roland Seymour (right quadricep contusion); WR
Octavius Jackson (was out sick); CB Tay Cody (left shoulder contusion).

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