Rested and refreshed, the Florida State Seminoles returned to the practice fields to begin preparations for the Gator Bowl Jan. 1 against West Virginia. For the Seminoles it's only the second time in 13 seasons they won't be in of what are now BCS bowls - the Sugar, Orange or Fiesta. West Virginia also has its own reason to be disappointed. A month ago, the Mountaineers were sitting at 8-1 and looking at a 10-1 season, a Big East title and a probable berth in the Fiesta Bowl.
December 12, 2004
Florida State tight ends play a key role in the Seminoles' successful rushing attact. When FSU tight end <b>Matt Henshaw</b> went down with a right ankle injury against Syracuse last Saturday, he feared the worst. Even his concerned father telephoned during the game, fearing Henshaw had blown out his knee. Well, Henshaw is doing just fine and he's hoping to be well enough to play on Saturday against sixth-ranked Virginia.
October 13, 2004
Florida State starting tight end <b>Donnie Carter</b> suffered a torn ACL in Wednesday's half-scrimmage and is lost for the season. That leaves the Seminoles with three tight ends -- <b>Paul Irons, Matt Henshaw</b> and <b>Matt Root.</b> Carter's loss is a blow since the tight end position is expected to have a larger role in the Seminoles' offense this season.
August 22, 2004