"We had a pretty good practice today," said head coach Bobby Bowden. "They executed pretty well in the bad weather. The defense really did a good job in goalline. If they can stay healthy, they can put it all together."
Defensive end Eric Moore had a pair of sacks in 11-on-11 (hurry-up). Kendyll Pope, Pat Watkins, A.J. Nicholson and Sam McGrew each had a goalline stop. Antonio Cromartie broke up a pass in the endzone and almost came down with the interception. The offense's lone score came on a touchdown pass from Chris Rix to tight end Donnie Carter. The No. 1 defense held the No. 2 offense out of the endzone on all four attempts while the No. 2 defense kept the No. 1 offense from scoring on three of four tries.
The first scrimmage is scheduled for 4:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The team will hold a one-hour kicking scrimmage in the morning (8:30).
Alternating two-a-day practices continue through Friday, August 22nd. FSU opens the 2003 season at North Carolina on Saturday, August 30th. The game will be carried live by ABC at 8:00 p.m.