June 17, 2014 - by

Oct. 7, 1997

Seminoles Begin Preparations for Duke

TALLAHASSEE, FL — No. 4 Florida State held a one-hour workout in shorts
on Monday night at Ed Williamson Practice Fields. The Seminoles worked on
special teams play and began preparations for Saturday’s game at Duke by
working against its scout units.

“We made some progress on our plan for Duke,” said FSU head coach Bobby
Bowden. “I am really happy about our injury situation for the game. We
came out of Miami in good shape.”

Starting tight guard Donald Heaven was the only Seminole that sat out of
Monday’s practice due to injury. The freshman suffered a mild left knee
MCL sprain against Miami.

“He will go light early in the week but we think he could be ready by the
weekend,” said Bowden.

If he is not available, sophomore Eric Thomas would start in his place.

Bowden also said that senior defensive end Greg Spires should get more
work against Duke. Spires missed Florida State’s first three games with a
left leg fracture. He returned in a limited role last Saturday against the

“Spires should also be ready to go full throttle,” Bowden said. “It will
be good to have him back but Tony Bryant and Roland Seymour have done a
very good in his place. They have loads of potential.”

Kickoff for Saturday’s contest is set for 7 p.m. The game will be
televised on Sunshine Network via Pay Per View.

Related Articles