Aug. 20, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 3 Florida State Seminoles practiced 22-periods Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their season opener against Iowa State on Saturday. The Seminoles got in a full practice as Monday’s football practice was cut short after eight periods due to inclement weather. Practice began with work on fundamental drills and 7-on-7 drills, while the majority of practice was spent working against Iowa State scout teams.
“We had to go inside and work yesterday so I think it was very important for us to get out today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The weather cooperated pretty good so I thought we had a pretty good practice. We’ll slack down each day now until game time.”
The offense and defense both looked good during today’s practice session. Chris Rix completed over 50-percent of his passes as Talman Gardner hauled in several deep passes from the signal caller. Rufus Brown and Leroy Smith recorded pass breakups as Malcolm Tatum added an interception to spark the defense on the afternoon.
Florida State President Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte and coach Bowden’s son and ABC college football analyst Terry Bowden were special guests at the Seminoles practice today.
FSU will travel to Kansas City on Thursday for Saturday’s contest against Iowa State in the Eddie Robinson Classic at Arrowhead Stadium. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. eastern standard time.
No new injuries were reported following today’s workout.