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    Friday, December 28, 2007

    Noles Practice Indoors Due To Weather

    FSU Sports Information Excerpts:

    The Florida State football team was supposed to hold its first Music City Bowl practice in Nashville at the Good Pasture Christian School. That all changed about 6:00 am when weather became a factor and forced the Seminoles to make other arrangements. Luckily the team was able to move indoors thanks to the good people at Gallatin High School. FSU practiced for 18 periods in a basketball gymnasium and an indoor football facility. With just two more practices to go before the Seminoles face-off with Kentucky on Monday, here is what the team had to say before Thursday's practice.

    Head Coach Bobby Bowden

    Opening statement:

    "We are glad to be here. When you come to a bowl there is always some concern about weather. When we left Tallahassee it was 60, 65 degrees, pretty nice weather. When you go away from home you are always afraid you are going to get snow; you're afraid you're going to get ice. I know that folks, I lived up here for a year. I got my master's degree here at old Peabody College. When people ask me now, I say Vanderbilt because that looks better on a resume'. I hope it doesn't get any colder than it is; it's not bad today, I just hope that the rain goes away and we will have good weather for football (on Monday)."

    On the challenges facing Florida State:

    "Our biggest problem is depth as you can imagine. When you go into a season and all of a sudden you have 22 guys, a lot of them played that can't play, depth is the biggest thing. Starting line-ups ain't going to be bad. We are thankful for the bowl taking us. They didn't know what was happening and to be honest, we didn't know either when we accepted this bowl. They have been very good about it. We just hope that we can make a good show of it and give them a great game."

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