December 18, 2000 - by
FSU Football Continues To Prepare For National Championship Game

Dec. 18, 2000

Tallahassee, FL –
The Florida State football team continued to prepare for their January 3rd National Championship game with the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the FedEx Orange Bowl. The Seminoles practiced in full pads for 12 periods before moving inside Doak Campbell Stadium for the last six periods of the day.

FSU spent much of the first 12 periods practicing against the scout team where senior quarterback, and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke connected with Snoop Minnis on numerous occasions including a long touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Weinke also hit Javon Walker and Anquan Boldin on long passes during scout team drills. Defensively, Charles Howard recorded an interception, Darnell Dockett batted down a pass while pressuring the QB and Stanford Samuels also recorded a pass break up.

The squad then moved to Doak Campbell where they took part in full contact drills for the rest of practice. Anquan Boldin led the way for the offense with a touchdown and two long receptions while Minnis added a TD and a leaping sideline grab. Chris Hope recorded an interception for the Seminoles defense and Tommy Polley recorded a sack during 11-on-11 drills.

Florida State will return to practice Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. and will continue their preparations in Tallahassee until December 22, 2000 before breaking for Christmas vacation.

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