TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Following a busy offseason marked by
an ongoing battle with the NCAA over whether Coach Bobby Bowden
should have to vacate 14 wins, Florida State opened practice ready
to build on last year's 9-4 record.
Bowden said Friday that the Seminoles looked sharp on the first
day of his 34th season at the team's helm.
The Seminoles were missing senior defensive end Kevin McNeil.
Bowden said McNeil is academically ineligible and that he is
uncertain about his future with the program. Redshirt junior
offensive lineman Evan Bellamy, who missed last season with a blood
clotting disorder in his leg, has been ruled medically ineligible.
Bowden announced that senior receiver Louis Givens and deep
snapper Zack Aronson have been awarded scholarships.