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Sept. 15, 1997

Seminoles Heading to Death Valley

Daryl Bush
Daryl Bush sat out Monday's practice, but will be ready on Saturday. (File photo)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State held a one-hour workout in shorts on Monday night at Ed Williamson Practice Fields.

The Seminoles worked on special teams play and began preparations for Saturday's game at No. 16 Clemson by working against its scout units.

"We got a good start on Clemson," said Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden. "They seem much better than last year with more good athletes on both sides of the ball."

Linebacker Daryl Bush, who did not play against Maryland due to a sprained right ankle, defensive end Andre Wadsworth and center Kevin Long all were excused from practice because of class committments. Bush will be available for Saturday's 3:30 game.

Defensive end Greg Spires, who has missed FSU's first two games with a left leg fracture, underwent X-Rays on his injury this morning. They revealed that the fracture is healing but he will sit out Saturday's game with the Tigers. Spires is expected to return for Florida State's October 4 home game against Miami.

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