Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says his team is enjoying the experience while preparing to face Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl Thursday afternoon.
“I love this bowl," following FSU's Monday practice. "Our kids are having a blast here in Orlando. This is a great town and a great venue. You have the weather and all the things around here for the kids to do; it’s tremendous.”
The Seminoles practiced on the Citrus Bowl Stadium field on Monday.
“Getting on the turf, get a feel for the shoes they need to wear and get acclimated to the stadium," Fisher said as to why they did so. "It’s great if you can get them on the field one time and get them used to what they’re going to play in.”
Like Notre Dame, Florida State is 8-4. Both teams had higher expecations for the season but prove to formidable opponents considering how their years panned out respectively. Fisher likes the matchup.
“It’s a great opponent, not only history-wise, but they’ve got a great team – an up-and-coming team," Fisher explained.
Florida State wideout Bert Reed says he's recovering well from a hamstring injury that occured during the first bowl practice in early December.
Kickoff is set for 5:30 on Thursday. I'll have complete reports from Orlando starting Tuesday on NewsCenter 16 at 5.