Sept. 2, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Top-ranked Florida State continued
preparations for its game against No. 10 Georgia Tech a week from
Saturday with a 21-period workout in full pads on Thursday afternoon at
Ed Williamson Practice Fields.
“I thought the boys had a good day,” said Seminole head coach
Bobby Bowden. “We went in full pads and they were really attentive. We
will go again tomorrow and if they have a good day, I will give them
The practice came on the day that FSU was orginally scheduled to
open its season – Sept. 2 – against Auburn, before the Tigers bought out
of the game contract early this year.
“I thought a little about that yesterday,” said Bowden. “What’s
done is done, though.”
FSU worked against its scout units on both offense and defense
during the practice. The Seminoles also worked on its punt and punt
Junior guard Donald Heaven was carted off the field midway
through practice after a teammate stepped on his left foot during a
drill. X-rays on Heaven turned up negative and he should return to
Senior defensive end Chris Walker had his right knee scoped
today. Doctors extracted bone chips from the knee and he will be out
Senior fullback Dan Kendra, junior defensive end Roland Seymour
and freshman wide receiver Anquan Boldin – all of whom sustained
injuries during Wednesday’s practice – returned to drills today.
The Yellow Jackets open their season on Saturday at home against
Navy then come to Tallahassee on September 11. Kickoff for that game is
set for 8:00 p.m. and it will be broadcast by ABC Sports.