October 5, 2000 - by

Top Ranked Seminoles Finish Practice Sessions For Miami

Oct. 5, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The No. 1-ranked Florida State University
football team finished its practice preparations for Saturday’s game
against No. 7-ranked Miami with a 15-period session on Thursday. The
offense practiced in Doak Campbell Stadium with crowd noise pumped into the
facility while the defense worked on the football practice fields.

“Weinke looked better again today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“Every day this week he has gotten progressively better. Chris took snaps
from center and did some other things. Tomorrow night (Friday), Mark Richt
and I will decide who will start the ball game against Miami. We have not
decided yet.”

“I went through a full practice and I will be ready on Saturday,”
said Weinke. Weinke has thrown for 1,478 yards and 12 touchdowns in five
games this season. He has won 25 consecutive games as a starting
quarterback and has a 26-1 record as the Seminoles’ starter during his
career.

While in the stadium, the offense practiced its goal-line and
redzone offenses for the first five periods. It then practiced its offense
against the Miami scout team defense for the final 10 periods of the day.

The team will not practice on Friday and will leave for Miami in
the late morning.

INJURIES

Chris Weinke, left foot sprain, probable

Charles Howard, thumb fracture, probable

Rian Cason, right ankle sprain, out

Javon Walker, right ankle, probable

Ronald Seymour, knee, game time decision

Travis Johnson, neck injury, out

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