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Jackets Continue Bowl Practice

Dec. 14, 2003

Atlanta’s cold spell has meant good practice weather for the Georgia Tech football team, which is preparing for its trip to Boise, Idaho and the Humanitarian Bowl.

Playing in a bowl game for the seventh straight year, Tech (6-6, 4-4 ACC) faces Tulsa (8-4, 6-2 WAC) in the Jan. 3 game, which kicks off at 12 noon ET in Boise.

“It’s been fairly chilly, which is good for us,” said Tech head coach Chan Gailey. “I think this is the best way for us to get ready the weather out there. To be honest with you, I worry a lot more about the wind than the cold.”

Tech will practice daily through Dec. 20 before breaking for the Christmas holiday. The team will return to campus Dec. 27 to continue practicing until departure for Boise on Dec. 30.

“We’re getting up early in the morning and practicing,” said Gailey. “The game is at 10 o’clock out there, so we’re practicing every day at 10:30 to get used to getting going that early.”

Gailey had an opportunity to visit Boise and the famed blue turf at Bronco Stadium on a site visit last week.

“It’s really blue,” he said. “You do a double-take the first time you see it, but by the time we were leaving, it was just a field, just a blue field.”

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