September 3, 1999 - by
Seminoles Set For Next Saturday’s ACC Showdown

Sept. 3, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles practiced
for approximately two hours as they continued to prepare for their ACC
showdown with Georgia Tech next Saturday. Coach Bowden left practice a
couple minutes early in order to watch one of his grandsons play
football Alabama. The team will take Saturday off and return Sunday
evening for conditioning.

“This week off has been real good because we have an idea of
what Georgia Tech is going to do and we’ve had four days of quality
practice that we normally wouldn’t get,” said assistant head coach Chuck
Amato. “It adds to a veteran team’s ability to recognize what they have
to do to win. You couldn’t ask for a better situation to play the team
that was conference co-champion with us.”

Georgia Tech returns nine starters on offense that led the ACC
in points per game (35.5), including Heisman candidate Joe Hamilton.

“We have been very fortunate that Joe has not had that huge game
against us,” said Amato. “He has that special kind of ability that
scares you to death. The games have been close against Georgia Tech,
but when we get ahead they have to throw more and they can’t mix it up
as much.”

Injury report: OT Ross Brannon sat out after having his knee
drained, OT Tarlos Thomas and DT Rian Cason suffered heat cramps.

Saturday’s game at Doak Campbell Stadium is scheduled for an
8:00 p.m. prime time kickoff on ABC.

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