Sept. 11, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (2-0, 2-0 ACC) completed preparations for Saturday’s game home game against Georgia Tech (1-1, 0-0 ACC) with a 15-period practice in shorts Thursday afternoon. With a win Saturday over the Yellow Jackets, FSU head coach Bobby Bowden would become the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history. Bowden is currently tied with former Virginia head coach George Welsh with 85 ACC victories.
“If it happens, it happens,” said Bowden when asked about setting the record. “I’d have to give the credit for it to the kids that have played here over the years.”
In other football related news, ABC announced Thursday that Florida State and Miami would meet in a nationally televised Labor Day game at 8:00 p.m. on September 6, 2004 and September 5, 2005. The game would be the season-opener for both teams.
“I think it’s good,” said Bowden. “You’ve got to play ’em sometime. It will be the opener for both of us. The thing you don’t want is to play them back-to-back with somebody like Florida. We had to do that one year. Playing on national television on Monday night, that’s great exposure and that’s what helped make our program.”
Florida State hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised live on ABC at 8:00 p.m.