Aug. 17, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State continued
preparations for its August 28 season-opener against Louisiana Tech with
a pair of practices in shells on Tuesday at Ed Williamson Fields on the
“We had a pair of good workouts today,” said Seminole head coach
Bobby Bowden, who is in his 24th season at Florida State. “We cut
tonight’s practice a little short because of our scrimmage in the
morning on Wednesday.”
FSU went for two hours in the morning and 16 periods in the
“Two-a-days are the toughest part for our players but I think
they are doing a good job handling everything,” said Bowden. “We are
starting to put more stuff in for the Louisiana Tech game.”
The Seminoles will hold their second scrimmage of the fall on
Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. in Doak Campbell Stadium. They will
continue two-a-days with a night workout at 6:30 p.m.
“I really hope we show some improvement tomorrow,” Bowden said.
“There is a lot to fight for in the scrimmage. We still have some
battles going on at some positions.”
Returning to practice today were nose guard Corey Simon and wide
receiver Robert Morgan. Both players went through drills but were held
out of contact. No new injuries were sustained on Tuesday.
Several Seminoles that are nursing injuries will be held out of
tomorrow’s scrimmage. They are: Simon (ankle), Morgan (shoulder),
defensive lineman Darnell Dockett (shoulder), wide receiver Talman
Gardner (groin), tailback Travis Minor (hamstring), defensive end Roland
Seymour (shoulder) and cornerback Clevan Thomas (knee).
In other news from Florida State today, athletics ticket manager
Patrick Martin announced that all 46,200 football season tickets have
sold out. Additionally, single game tickets for Georgia Tech and Miami
are also gone. Single game tickets remain for the Louisiana Tech, NC
State, Wake Forest and Maryland and can be purchased at the Moore
Athletic Center ticket office or by calling 1-888-FSUNOLE.