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Football Continues Fiesta Bowl Preparations

Seminoles work against scout squad in cool conditions.

December 15, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The second-ranked Florida State Seminoles continued preparation for the National Championship game in the Fiesta Bowl with an 18-period practice in shorts and shoulder pads this afternoon.

The Seminoles began the session with agilities before special team drills and practicing against the scout squad. Linebacker Theon Rackley intercepted a Marcus Outzen pass to highlight 11-on-11.

“This is exactly what we need with the cold weather,” said head coach
Bobby Bowden. “Tomorrow, I’m going to miss practice because I’m going to
Tempe (for a press conference). Nowadays, we film every practice, so I can
look at the film in the morning.”

“Tennessee looks like (on film) they deserve to be there,” commented
Bowden. “Their defense reminds me of ours. They’re aggressive, fast and
daring. They’ve got the best offensive line we’ve played against. They’re
big and look like good athletes. They’ve got a good running game. Their
backs make you miss. They have excellent receivers like they always have
and their quarterback has got a gun. Their kicker is a well-kept secret.
They’ve got all the tools.”

INJURY REPORT: There were no new injuries.

Receiver Peter Warrick missed practice due to a family emergency.

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