CLEMSON, S.C. — It has been an interesting week of practice around the Allen Reeves Football Complex in Clemson.
All week, the sound of the “Tomahawk Chop,” Florida State’s signature chant, has been blaring though the sound systems inside the practice facility and on the outside practice fields.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney expects Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., to be rocking when the No. 4 Tigers come to town Saturday night.
“It is going to be a lot of noise for sure,” Swinney said Wednesday. “It will be a lot of noise.”
This will be the first time the majority of the Clemson team will play at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Tigers did not play there in 2020 because the game was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Florida State officials are expecting more than 79,000 fans, its largest crowd of the season.
“You try to make it unrealistic in practice as you can,” Swinney said. “So, when they get there, they are not overwhelmed by that. It will be loud, and it will be a great environment. You just try to prepare them.”
Saturday will be the Tigers’ fourth road trip of the season. However, the largest crowd of the previous three was 45,000 vs. Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Clemson and FSU will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. The game will be televised on ABC.