October 26, 2000 - by
FSU Continues Preparations For NC State

Oct. 26, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles concluded Thursday evening practice preparations for their game against NC State on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Garnet and Gold went 15 periods in shorts.

The Noles opened up with kick off returns, followed by kickoffs and punting in periods A-D. Period one and two consisted of skeleton offense and defensive drills, followed by team assignment drills for both offense and defense. The team moved to “Team Game” stage in periods five through six. Following period seven, the Seminole offense and defense split, with the offense reporting to the stadium to prepare for the game in Raleigh, N.C. The offense ran normal offensive drills as well as two-minute offense in the stadium filled with blaring crowd noise. The Tribe ended the preparations for this weekend with kicking following two-minute drill offense. Chance Gwaltney kicked PAT’s, going 2-2 from the middle of the field, 1-1 from the left hash and 2-2 from the right hash. Gwaltney then went on to go 1-1 from 25 yards. Matt Munyon stepped up to go three-of-four from 35+ yards, with knocking a 40-yard field goal through the uprights to end the afternoon.

“We had some good practices this week,” FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said “We practiced well, we will just have to go play our best game. He [Chuck Amato] will definitely have them ready to play up there.”

In related FSU football news, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the 2000 Biletnikoff Award both announced their most recent lists today. Senior Chris Weinke, the NCAA leader in passing yards per game, is one of five finalists on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award list, awarded to the top senior quarterback in the country. Marvin “Snoop” Minnis earned accolades as one of 10 members of the semi-finalists list for the Biletnikoff Award.

“Snoop has had a good season so far,” Bowden said. “He has been very patient and he runs very good routes.”

The Seminoles will kick off against the Wolfpack on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Out:	       Roland Seymour (knee), Tarlos Thomas (knee), Lee Weaver (knee),
               Nick Franklin (knee)

Doubtful: Michael Boulware (ankle)

Probable: Kendyll Pope (arm), Patrick Newton (knee

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