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Sept. 29, 1997


Seminoles Focus on Special Teams in Preparation for Miami



TALLAHASSEE, FL — No. 4 Florida State resumed preparations for this
Saturday’s game against state rival Miami with a 22-period workout in full
pads on Monday afternoon at Ed Williamson Practice Fields.



The Seminoles worked on special teams play and also worked against its
scout units. FSU also used the middle portion of the scrimmage for
11-on-11 workouts.



“I thought we had a productive day of practice,” said Florida State head
coach Bobby Bowden. “We had better be sharp on Saturday because I think
Miami will give us everything they’ve got.”



Freshman tailback Travis Minor highlighted the 11-on-11 portion of the
practice with a 40-yard touchdown run against the first team defense.
Starting tight guard Donald Heaven, a freshman from Miami, suffered a mild
left knee MCL sprain during practice. His status is listed as day-to-day.
Eric Thomas, a sophomore from Miami, moved into Heaven’s spot with the
first unit.



Thomas and starting center Kevin Long suffered cervical burners during
the workout while defensive end Roland Seymour sustained a right groin
strain in the day’s only other injuries.



In other news, senior defensive tackle Julian Pittman was dismissed from
the university after a hearing with the school’s judicial committee today.

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