The Florida Citrus Bowl is considered one of the top bowls in coordinating extracurricular activities. But how much is too much? California and Clemson, who will play Wednesday, have been booked for trips to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, EPCOT Center, Pleasure Island and a few other places.
"I think they may have us doing too many things," said Cal Coach Bruce Snyder, trying not to sound critical. "The itinerary of things is about 50 pages long. I don't know how we can get everything done."
Apparently, the players are also starting to wonder.
"We want a chance to just relax and do other things than what they have planned for us," said running back Russell White, who was named All-American by the Football Writers Assn. and Walter Camp Foundation. "We're from California. We have a Disneyland, Sea World and Universal Studios. Nobody really wants to go to that. It's more for kids than what we adults want to do. But it's what they have planned for us, so I guess we have to do it."
Snyder seems to be concerned about the size of Clemson. "They are not only big but fast," he said. "And they might have the best offensive line we've faced this year, based on the technique it takes to play offensive line. . . . Clemson is going to embarrass us if we're not prepared."
Clemson Coach Ken Hatfield chuckles at the traditional coaching fear factor.
"We're not that big," Hatfield said. "We just like to bring some big guys around. Some of the Cal players probably saw our 350-pound redshirt freshman. We're really not that big."