September 26, 2000 - by
Seminoles Prepare To Face Terps On National Television

Sept. 26, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 2-ranked Florida State football team
completed the third day of practice for its upcoming game against Maryland
on Thursday night. The Seminoles face the Terrapins live on ESPN in a game
beginning at 8 p.m.

“Today kind of felt like a Wednesday practice,” commented head
coach Bobby Bowden on Florida State’s short week. “Tomorrow will be like a
Thursday practice. We have enjoyed a good week and I haven’t seen any
slack or letting up by any of the players.”

Bowden and his coaching staff put the team through a lively
20-period practice session. The team practiced in shells (shoulder pads,
shorts and helmets) and continued to implement their Maryland game plan.

In preparation for Maryland, the team spent most of the afternoon
working against the scout teams. The first eight periods of the day were
spent on one-on-one and 11-on-11 drills before the team worked against
Maryland’s formations.

“Maryland is a very sound football team,” said Bowden. We must
execute very well on Thursday night. Calvin McCall (Maryland’s
quarterback) has a bit of Charlie Ward in him.

Florida State hits the field for the final practice before the
Maryland game on Wednesday morning beginning at 9 a.m. The team will then
charter to Maryland following practice.

Injury Report: Defensive tackle Eric Powell suffered a left shoulder
subluxation in today’s practice and is questionable for Thursday’s game.
Linebacker Kendyll Pope suffered a hyper-extended left elbow and is also
question for the game against Maryland. Defensive tackle Tony Benford
(left ankle sprain) in doubtful and running back Greg Jones is doubtful
with a right hamstring problem. Defensive end Roland Seymour (knee), wide
receiver Javon Walker (ankle sprain) and nose guard Travis Johnson (neck)
will not play against Maryland.

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