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The 54 hours before FSU vs. Alabama are scheduled down to the minute

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Look at all the planning that goes into a college football team’s travel schedule.

Putting on a major college football game is quite the production, not only for the host city, but also for the program participating in it. Everything must be carefully coordinated, and that takes planning. Here is a look at Florida State’s schedule leading up to the game against Alabama. You’ll see that every minute is accounted for.

I removed some details like which ballroom the different position segments will be meeting in, as it clutters up the look.

Thursday, August 31

  • 4:00 PM Practice
  • 6:15 One Reel
  • 6:30 Dinner in the Figg
  • 7:15 Start TSA screening at Gate M (Dressed in suit)
  • 7:45 Everyone through screening/Team buses depart from stadium
  • 8:05 Team buses arrive at the airport
  • 8:30 Delta charter departs Tallahassee
  • 9:50 Arrive in Atlanta
  • 10:45 Team arrives at Renaissance Concourse (Boxed snacks to take to room)
  • 11:30 Lights out

Friday, September 1

  • 9:30-11:45 AM Brunch
  • 10:00 Wake up
  • 12:00 PM Team meeting
  • 12:10 Special teams meeting
  • 12:30 Offense/Defense meeting
  • 1:20 Depart for Georgia State for walk-thru
  • 2:00 Walk thru
  • 2:40 Off the field/Boxed snack/Depart for Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Team wants to have the players get past the awestruck feeling you get of being in such a building. This note is per a source, but not on the itinerary.)
  • 3:00 Walk around Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • 3:30 Depart for hotel
  • 5:00 Dinner (Grey warm-up)
  • 5:40 Depart for movie
  • 6:00 Movie
  • 7:30 Return to hotel
  • 7:45 Offense one reel/Defense one reel
  • 8:10 Highlight (Source says this is to maintain confidence and reinforce positive thinking before bed)
  • 8:25 Snack
  • 10:30 Lights out

Saturday, September 2

  • 8:30-9:55 AM Breakfast (MANDATORY)
  • 9:00 Wake up
  • 10:00 Team walk
  • 10:15 Special teams meeting
  • 12:30-2:00 PM Snack
  • 3:30 Chapel
  • 4:00 Pre-game meal
  • Offense/Defense chair drill (Dressed in suit)
  • 5:25 Buses depart for stadium
  • 6:00 Arrive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • 8:14 BEAT ALABAMA
  • 2:00 AM Depart for Tallahassee
  • 3:15 Arrive in Tallahassee