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Football in Final Week of Preparations for N.C. State


No. 2 ‘Noles return to normal routine.



Sept. 8, 1998


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The No. 2-ranked Florida State Seminoles practiced in
shells (helmet, shoulder pads, shorts) for 10 periods before removing their
shoulder pads for the final 10 periods of practice on Tuesday. The
Seminoles returned to their normal routine after having an afternoon
workout on Labor Day in their final week of preparation for N.C. State on
Saturday.


“We’ve had two good days of work,” commented head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We got the gameplan in during the last two days and we are going to start
easing off towards the end of the week.”


The last two periods of shells was an 11-on-11 scrimmage. Senior
linebacker Demetro Stephens was the defensive leader with a big hit on
fullback Billy Rhodes and a pass break-up. Shawn McCorkel also grabbed a
Chris Weinke pass intended for Nick Franklin in redzone drills.


Senior defensive end Tony Bryant was held out of the last half of
practice after reinjuring his left shoulder. Senior linebacker Lamont
Green suffered a mild left knee MCL sprain. Senior safety Dexter Jackson
has a left forearm contusion. The results from Deon Humphrey’s MRI will
not be available until tomorrow.


“We’ve got some guys knicked up,” said Bowden. “We have quite of few
starters that are out and we’ve had to do alot of work with the second
group. Everybody has to deal with the rash of injuries.”


INJURY UPDATE: The following guys were held out of drills today: Brian
Allen, Peter Warrick, Larry Smith, Tommy Polley, Deon Humphrey, Talman
Gardner.

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