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Clemson Football Completes First Practice In Atlanta

Dec. 26, 1999

ATLANTA, Ga.-The Clemson football team continued its preparation for the 1999 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl by holding its first practice in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers reconvened in Atlanta after having three days off from practice for the Christmas holiday. Clemson practiced on the Georgia Tech campus for close to two and a half hours on Sunday. Tommy Bowden’s team conducted the practice as it would on a Tuesday of a regular game week.

“We did a lot of assignments today, our game plan is pretty much in,” said Bowden following the practice. “I was happy with what I saw today. We threw and caught the ball real well. I was surpised we threw it and caught it as well as we did. Usually the long layoff effects skill teams, ones that throw it and catch it, more than it effects run oriented teams.”

“We are pretty healthy right now. We did some full speed hitting last week and we were lucky that we did not get anybody hurt.”

The Clemson players and coaches attended a Peach Bowl Kick-off Party on Sunday night.

On Monday, Clemson will practice again at Georgia Tech at 10 a.m. Clemson’s practices in Atlanta are closed to the public. Later Monday afternoon, several of the Clemson players and coaches will visit the Egleston Children’s Hospital.

Clemson is scheduled to practice at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday and Wednesday as the Tigers prepare for their game with Mississippi State on Thursday night.