October 9, 2003 - by
Seminoles Hold Final Practice for Miami

Oct. 9, 2003

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles (5-0, 4-0 ACC) held their final practice for this weekend’s game against No. 2 Miami (5-0, 2-0 BIG EAST). The Seminoles worked for just over an hour Thursday afternoon without contact and put the finishing touches on Saturday’s game plan. Tailbacks Leon Washington and Lorenzo Booker completed a full week of practice and have been cleared to play against the Hurricanes.

“We have practiced well,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “I think we are as ready as we can be. There are no excuses at this point. It comes down to doing your best and executing your game plan.”

Washington has been out since dislocating his elbow at North Carolina in the opener while Booker has missed the last three games with a knee injury. Neither is listed on Thursday’s injury report and will both see time behind starter Greg Jones.

“I feel good about the running backs,” said Bowden. “We are in as a good as shape as we’ve been in there. They’ve all practiced well.”

Tight guard Eric Broe (right knee) is questionable and is the only player listed on the injury report. Ron Lunford would back up starter Bobby Meeks at tight guard if Broe is unable to play Saturday.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for a 12:00 noon kickoff and will be televised nationally by ABC. ESPN Gameday will be on hand and will set up inside Doak Campbell Stadium in the north endzone.

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