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Football Practices for 22 Periods


Weinke rests arm; Outzen gets chance to shine.



Aug. 25, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 2-ranked Florida State Seminoles practiced for
22 periods today at the practice fields in preparation for the Kickoff
Classic next Monday versus Texas A&M. The team worked out in shells
(shoulder pads, helmets and shorts) and spent much of the day on the
gameplan and working with the scout teams.


In 11-on-11 drills, Marcus Outzen hooked up on a 60-yard TD pass to
running back Dee Feaster against the No. 2 defense. The highlight of the
11-on-11 drills was a hail mary pass from Outzen to Warrick that was
lateralled to Marvin Minnis and Ron Dugans before being returned to Warrick
for the touchdown. Linebacker Bobby Rhodes grabbed an Outzen pass near the
end of the limited contact scrimmage.


“The offense broke a couple of plays today,” commented head coach Bobby
Bowden. “They are continuing to make progress.”


Starting quarterback Chris Weinke was held out of 11-on-11 drills as he
continues to rest his throwing arm. Weinke did participate in scout team
drills and will start next week against the Aggies.


“Weinke is still limited out there,” said Bowden. “He threw it OK and he
would play if it was a game. We just want to make sure that he is ready.”


The skeleton drills were highlighted by the No. 1 defense. Sophomore Tay
Cody and junior Mario Edwards intercepted passes from Outzen and Jared
Jones, respectively.


Sophomore David Warren will have a precautionary X-ray taken on his right
ankle on Wednesday. Warren participated in all the drills on Tuesday.


The Tribe will practice tomorrow afternoon at the practice fields. The
practice will be closed to the public.

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