Sept. 24, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 4 Florida State Seminoles continued practice during
their open week in preparation for their October 4th meeting with the Miami
The squad practiced for 21 periods in shells. The Tribe worked on special teams
before the session, including punt block and punt coverage drills. The
Seminoles scrimmaged for 10 minutes in the middle of the practice followed by
agilities and team skeleton drills.
“We spent a lot of time on trying to get better at what we’re doing,” said head
coach Bobby Bowden. “It’s just mistakes. We’re lining up wrong, blocking the
wrong man. One-of-12 on third-down conversions on offensive production just
doesn’t do it. There’s a lack of execution.”
“If we can block and tackle better and stop missing assignments — we’ve gotta
correct us,” said Bowden.
Tailback Dee Feaster sat out of today’s practice with bruised ribs.
“Dee Feaster is the No. 1 tailback, but he’s not going to practice this week,”
said Bowden. “Davy Ford will be the No. 1 right now, but if Dee is healthy,
he’s our No. 1 and will start. I hope he’s able to come back.”
“We’ve got to see Ford because he didn’t get into the (Clemson) game. We feel
like we need to see him.”
Florida State defensive end Andre Wadsworth has been selected as a 1997 Burger
King College Football Scholarship Award winner. Florida State will receive a
$10,000 donation in Wadsworth’s name to the school’s general scholarship fund.
For the third straight year, Burger King Corporation is donating a total of $1
million to general scholarship funds in honor of college football seniors who
maintain high academic standards, excel on the field and are actively involved
in the community.
FSU linebacker Daryl Bush was a 1996 recipient of the award.
Sunshine Network and Florida State announced today that the Florida State-Duke
football game on Oct. 11th at 7:00 p.m., will be made available live via
pay-per-view to viewers of participating cable systems and commercial
establishments throughout Florida.
The live pay-per-view airing will be in addition to Sunshine Network’s taped
presentation of the game airing statewide on the regional network Sunday,
October 12th, beginning at 11:00 p.m.
INJURY REPORT: Germaine Stringer-dislocated left fifth finger; Kevin Long-mild
cervical strain; Andre Wadsworth-left hamstring strain; Bryne Malone-rt. knee
hyperextension; Roland Seymour-reinjured right groin.