October 19, 2000 - by
FSU Continues Preparations For Virginia

Oct. 19, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles concluded Thursday evening practice preparations for their game against Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Garnet and Gold went 15 periods in shorts.

The Noles opened up with kick off returns, followed by kick offs 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 on period five, before attempting field goals and PAT in period six. Freshman Brett Cimorelli was 3-of-3 on PAT’s and was 2-of-4 from 37 yards. The Noles returned to team-game situations through period 13, when they switched to goal line offense and defense. They closed out the practice with the hurry-up offense, which concluded with Cimorelli nailing a 35-yard field goal through the up-rights.

“We had a good week of practice,” FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said. “We just want to come out and play well on Saturday. We worked on kicking, kick offs and kick off returns to start things off today, followed by game plays.”

FSU currently leads the all-time series between the two clubs, with a 7-1 record. The Seminoles only loss came in Charlottesville in 1995, when FSU fell 28-33 to the Cavaliers. The last meeting between the two squads ended in a 35-10 FSU win in Charlottesville.

The Seminoles will kick off against the Cavaliers on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC.

Doubtful: Patrick Newton (knee), Rian Cason (Ankle), Carver Donaldson(Hamstring), Devard Darling (Ankle)

Out: Roland Seymour (Knee), Tarlos Thomas (Knee), Lee Weaver (Knee),
Michael Boulware (Ankle)

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