Oct. 1, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 4 Florida State Seminoles continued preparation
for their matchup with Miami on Saturday with an 18-period practice in
shells (shoulder pads, helmet and shorts) this afternoon.
The team began the session with work on kickoffs and kickoff returns and
followed with work against the scout team. They did not run 11-on-11
“We feel like we’re ready with the extra week of practice,” said head
coach Bobby Bowden. “We’re further along than normal, it’s just a matter
“The ones (players) that were beat up last week are much better this week.”
Dee Feaster (bruised ribs) was cleared to play on Saturday and Bowden
said he will start at tailback with Davy Ford as the backup.
“We simply have not tried to win a game running,” commented Bowden.
“We’ve got the skill to run downfield if we can get the ball to our
receivers. I realize there’s going to be a day that we’ve got to run.”
INJURY REPORT: Davy Ford-rt. hip flexor strain; Samari Rolle-right thumb
sprain. Greg Spires, who is recovering from a stress fracture of the
fibula, will be x-rayed on Friday and re-evaluated by team doctors. His
status will be a game time decision.
The Seminoles will practice again tomorrow afternoon. Saturday’s game
against Miami is scheduled to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. in Doak Campbell
Stadium and will be nationally televised by ABC.