Dec. 15, 2001
The No. 24 Florida State Seminoles (7-4, 6-2 ACC) continued preparations Saturday afternoon for their Gator Bowl match-up with No. 15 Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3 Big East). Practice began with special team drills and concluded with work against Virginia Tech scout teams. A spirited 11-on-11 drill highlighted today’s workout.
“We had a pretty good practice today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “The boys worked hard and they seemed pretty excited out there. We threw and caught the ball very well today, so that was good to see.”
The team will get the chance to help out the community on Sunday. The Florida State football team will be escorting 150 children and helping them pick out toys for Christmas. These children were selected by local charities and will be taken on a shopping spree for Christmas presents and given tickets to the FSU men’s basketball game on Wednesday December 19th against Cleveland State.
“The boys are going to take the kids out tomorrow and let them buy Christmas presents,” said Bowden. “They players get paired up with the kids and help them pick their gifts out. We did this last year and it seemed to turn out well for the kids.
The team will have segment meetings on Sunday afternoon before returning to practice Monday.
There will be two 18-period practices on Monday at 10:30 and 4:00.
No new injuries were reported after Saturday’s workout.