September 16, 1999 - by
Seminoles Finish North Carolina State Preparations

Sept. 16, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State concluded workouts for
its Saturday afternoon showdown against No. 20 North Carolina State with a
15-period practice in shorts today at Ed Williamson Practice Fields.

“Our guys are about as ready as can be,” said FSU head coach Bobby
Bowden, who is in his 24th season at the school. “We had a good week of
practice and we have done as much as we can do. Now it is time to go out
and play the game.”

The Seminoles went through their game plan for Saturday against
their scout offensive and defensive units.

At the end of practice, FSU worked on its hurry-up offense.
Placekicker Sebastian Janikowski closed the session by splitting the
uprights from 47 yards out.

“I think North Carolina State will provide a good test” Bowden
said. “Everyone knows what they did to us last year so we won’t be
overconfident. They have a lot of good athletes and have been very
impressive on special teams so far this year.”

In other news out of Seminole camp today, head trainer Randy
Oravetz announced that tight end Nick Franklin will undergo surgery on
Friday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Franklin suffered the season-ending injury in practice last week.

Here is the rest of Oravetz’s injury report:

OUT — defensive end Chris Walker (knee).
DOUBTFUL — offensive tackle Ross Brannon (knee), wide receiver
Greg Moore (ankle).
PROBABLE — wide receiver Anquan Boldin (ankle), offensive tackle
Jerry Carmichael (knee), tailback Davy Ford (knee), free safety Sean Key

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by ABC

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