Sound familiar? It happens every year -- especially during August and September -- in Tallahassee, one of the Top 10 rainiest cities in the U.S.
And while the Noles are reduced to "walk-thru's" in Tully Gym or the 25-yd. wide Turf Room in the Moore complex, some ACC opponents don't skip a beat. Case in point, Clemson.
The Tigers's Den. A $3.6 million indoor facility built for track and football in 2003, available exclusively for the football team from August through bowl season. The Tigers can scrimmage on a full-width 60-yard field with premium artificial surface (shown here in the track mode). Or they can use their 100-yard outdoor artificial surface, which, Clemson's facilities director told us, the coaches prefer unless there's lightning or heavy rain.
This type of multi-use complex sounds like the solution to FSU football's weather woes. Certainly more realistic and affordable than T.K. Wetherell's big umbrella over Doak.
But when? With FSU in a financial crunch and the Boosters shelling out to help pay for new coaches -- not to mention a certain former one -- looks like the best the Noles can hope for is drought conditions this fall.