December 30, 2001 - by
Seminole Football Completes Final Gator Bowl Practice

Dec. 30, 2001

The 24th-ranked Florida State football team (7-4, 6-2 ACC) practiced for the last time this season at Jacksonville University Sunday, December 30 as they completed preparations for Tuesday’s Toyota Gator Bowl. The Seminoles spent 15-periods without pads putting the final touches on the Virginia Tech game plan. The 15th-ranked Hokies (8-3, 4-3 BIG EAST) and Seminoles will meet on New Year’s Day at 12:30 p.m. in Alltel Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by NBC.

“We’ve done about as much as we can do to prepare for this game” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “Everyone was in good spirits today and all week long. We’re kind of banged up. Hopefully that won’t affect us in the game. I expect a physical football game from Virginia Tech on Tuesday. I would like to thank Jacksonville and the Gator Bowl committee for their hospitality.”

After the morning practice, the Seminoles spent Sunday afternoon watching the Jacksonville Jaguars play the Kansas City Chiefs at Alltel Stadium. The team will attend the Gator Bowl Luncheon on Monday, but will not practice. For more information on the Gator Bowl and Florida State football, please visit the official athletic website for Florida State University at

INJURY REPORT – No new injuries were reported after Sunday’s practice.

WR Anquan Boldin (knee), WR Robert Morgan (knee), WR/RB Willie Reid (leg), RB Davy Ford (knee), OG Otis Duhart (knee), C David Castillo (hand), FB Randy Golightly (Achilles’), RV Jerome Carter (knee), DE Eric Powell (back), CB Bryant McFadden (foot)

LB Bradley Jennings (knee), CB Stanford Samuels (ankle), LB Kendyll Pope (burner)

OT Alex Barron (hand), OT Brett Williams (knee)

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