September 1, 1999 - by
Seminoles Continue With Bye-Week Work

Sept. 1, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 1 Florida State (1-0) continued its bye week, work week with a two and a half hour practice in shells Wednesday afternoon. The Seminoles are off until Saturday, September 11th, when they host No. 10 Georgia Tech. The 8:00 p.m. game will be televised on ABC.

The 23-period workout got underway first with agility drills. The team then moved into some one-on-one and 11-on-11 drills before finishing up practice working against some of Georgia Tech’s formations.

“I usually watch one of the games of the opponent just to get an idea of what we are up against,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “Hamilton is an outstanding runner, you’ve got to keep him contained. We have to work at bottling him up.”

Freshman cornerback Rufus Brown worked will work as Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton on the scout team.

The second day of practice after the Louisiana Tech game produced its second straight offensive line change. Tuesday, Eric Thomas was promoted to first team over Jarad Moon. Today, junior Char-ron Dorsey was moved ahead of junior Tarlos Thomas at tight tackle. Another change along the line was made at tight end. Senior Nick Franklin returned to the first team replacing Louisiana Tech starter junior Ryan Sprague.

Highlights from the session included two interceptions by Theon Rackley and a 55-yard scoring pass from Chris Weinke to Peter Warrick during 11-on-11 drills. Warrick’s catch was made on the run as he tipped the ball ahead of him with his left hand before hauling it in and getting into the endzone.

Injury report: Senior defensive end Chris Walker will have his right knee scoped on Thursday. Senior fullback Dan Kendra sustained a strained left achilles tendon. Junior Roland Seymour reinjured his right shoulder and freshman Anquan Boldin participated in agility drills before his right shin contusion flared up and forced him to sit out the remainder of practice.

The team will practice again on Thursday at 3:20 p.m.

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