September 30, 1998 - by

Football Prepares for Maryland

Seminoles forced to practice inside.

September 29, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 9 Florida State Seminoles practiced for a
little over two hours inside in preparation for Saturday’s ACC game against
Maryland. The Seminoles were forced inside for the second consecutive week
due to inclement weather conditions.

“The rain drove us inside again today,” said head coach Bobby Bowden.
“We (coaching staff) thought that we could accomplish more inside.

The Seminoles worked on the kicking game at the beginning of practice
before spending 20 minutes on conditioning. After the conditioning
session, the defense went to Tully Gym, while the offense worked out at the
Moore Athletic Center.

“By being inside, it gives the coaches a chance to implement the game
plan for the Maryland game,” stated Bowden. “They can get the plays in and
implement the offensive and defensive plans.”

The Seminoles will be forced to work longer on Wednesday and Thursday to
get ready for the Maryland game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST on

“Missing today will force us to be a little more thorough during
Wednesday’s practice,” commented Bowden. “It worked out good for us last
week and hopefully we can get the same results.”

The Seminoles were without the services of several starters on Tuesday
who were held out with injuries. Travis Minor (ankle), Donald Heaven
(ankle), Lamont Green (foot), Dee Feaster (knee), Tony Benford (ankle) and
Talman Gardner (hernia) did not practice.

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