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Mano A-Mato Part 2

By: Rob Shaw Email
By: Rob Shaw Email

ROB SHAW
What is the relationship for you and I guess what you sense of this area, with FSU and FAMU. A lot of people like to think that there's a rivalry, but from what I understand, whenever a anew coach is hired, there is always a call of congratulations one way or the other.

CHUCK AMATO
"Well, again, it shows you the professionalism that the coaches have for one another, and how can I help you, how can you help me, and there's no question that the two universities help each other in the recruiting aspect as well."

SHAW
"You're a recognizable face, if someone sees you around Tallahassee, what's the best way for them to come up to you and shake your hand and get an autograph, how can they do that without irritating you, with being courteous and professional?"

AMATO
"There's no irritation when someone asks you for your autograph that means I hear one time you don't boo losers, ya know, you don't boo bad people, it's so enlightening and again it just shows you how the people in this city embrace FSU athletics.

SHAW
It's been a short period, how so far has the coaching staff mended together, a lot of big names, big egos per se, but obviously, a lot of success coming into one program. How has the mending process gone so far?

AMATO
"I guess the best way to explain that is that a lot of these coaches got great reputations, but none of them have agendas, because they are all team people, and that's what it's all about."

SHAW
How much do you look forward to the season, and what do you expect.

AMATO
"I'm an eternal optimist, and I'm looking forward to it without a doubt, it's a very difficult schedule, maybe one of the most difficult FSU has ever had. Let's get one game under our belt at a time and we'll go from there.

SHAW
"And you're up for the challenge coach, thank you so much, I appreciate your time."


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