Playing on a Monday shouldn't be one of them. Not if Doak Campbell's only other Labor Day game is any indicator.
There were zero empty seats on Monday night September 5, 2005. In fact, fans set a new attendance record. A fired-up 84,347 -- more than 2,000 over capacity -- just might've been the difference in the Noles 10 - 7 upset.
And did we mention it was an FSU team with lesser expectations than the 2009 Noles? Not the least of which was the great unknown: breaking in a new QB (redshirt freshman Drew Weatherford)?
Here's a reasonable number to shoot for this year. Besides winning numbers on the scoreboard, a crowd of 80,000 would be a successful night. Not record breaking, but proof that Nole fans -- like their counterparts in Gainesville -- will find a way to cheer on their team, even in a lousy economy.
Besides, it's been 16 years since FSU drew less than 80k for a Miami game at Doak (77,813 in 1993). Anything less would appear to be a step backwards.