A team called Florida State, wearing the same uniforms of past championship teams from Tallahassee but sporting a 3-5 record, will play Clemson in Death Valley Saturday afternoon with the ACC Atlantic Division championship on the line. Not for the Seminoles but for the Tigers. And that was Dabo Swinney’s argument at his weekly press conference Tuesday to those who believe the Tigers should easily cover the now 16 point spread. This is a championship game for his team and while the focus is on getting his team to play its best, he can’t overlook the fact that Florida State has recruited exceptional talent, and though wounded by their quarterback situation, the Seminoles can not be taken lightly.
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On the injury front, Swinney said cornerback Mark Fields did not practice Monday night and is in yellow and cornerback Marcus Edmond continues to practice but has not been game ready.