Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher opened his Monday afternoon press conference saying how awful his team feels after its 31-28 loss to Louisville. But very quickly, he turned the page just as he hopes his team to do.
Jimbo Fisher: "I’m going to be honest with you: We feel awful. … That loss ain’t going away. You have to use it."
— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) October 23, 2017
Fisher continued with his positive attitude throughout the press conference. Even with a record of 2-4, he does have things to be positive about; with the exception of Alabama, Florida State has been competitive against every opponent its played. For Fisher, it’s about his squad rising to the occasion and making the key plays at the end of the fourth quarter next time they are in a close contest.
Jimbo on FSU's coaching, losing the close games: “I think we’re in position to win. We’re there to make the play.” #Noles
— Orlando Sentinel-FSU (@osfsu) October 23, 2017
"We have to learn to response at challenges of the moment… that's going to be key for us." -Jimbo on reviewing Louisville loss. #Noles
— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) October 23, 2017
Florida State was driving in field goal range with the game tied and under 3 minutes to go in the fourth quarter when freshman quarterback James Blackman lost a fumble. That led to Louisville driving down to the other end of the field to kick a game-winning field goal in the final seconds.
The Seminoles also lost to the Miami Hurricanes in the final 10 seconds. If they make just a couple more plays in both games, the conversation is quite different with Florida State at 4-2 instead of 2-4.
But that’s how things go sometimes. Besides, that’s all in the past now, and Fisher will have his team looking ahead and learning from previous mistakes.
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