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Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?
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Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 20, 2013, 5:38 PM

I mean, I think it's a little bit of both. I think if we played that game 10 times FSU would win 9 out of 10. They clearly looked more talented but seriously are they really the second coming? I think we just didn't show up at all in this game. The early turnovers, Tajh pressing and not recognizing blitzes, receivers dropping balls. Was this really the same team that beat a healthy UGA? I don't know, I just can't help but feel like we really #### the bed more than they are just this amazing, all-world team. Thoughts?

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FSU wins 8 or 9 out of 10. Should have been more like a 10

Oct 20, 2013, 5:40 PM

point game if we play decent.

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Oct 20, 2013, 5:41 PM


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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 20, 2013, 5:42 PM

Watch the FSU-Boston College game on Youtube. I watched it last week and came away with the conclusion that we would beat FSU. We could have, if we had showed up.

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FSU is unquestionably significantly better than us - not 35

Oct 20, 2013, 5:49 PM

points better - some of that was mistakes and then a broken spirit on our side for sure, but they are clearly better.

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They are that good and we didn't show up.***

Oct 20, 2013, 5:49 PM

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We fumbled the first play

Oct 20, 2013, 5:51 PM

We were ready to play but everyone underestimates how big that was. It took away our excitement and gave them all the confidence they needed. When we failed to capitalize on their one mistake it was all it took to break our spirit for good.

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It was LSU all over again. Except we don't have Nuk and FSU

Oct 20, 2013, 5:52 PM

has an offense.

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We didn't have 4 turnovers vs. LSU***

Oct 21, 2013, 12:55 AM

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Let me start by saying

Oct 20, 2013, 5:58 PM

FSU has some horses at every position. They played very well, and they deserved to win. Jameis is the real deal. Very impressed with his poise given his experience. With all of that being said, this game started with an ill-timed turnover, and the game seemed to snowball out of control. In fact, you can argue that we basically gave spotted them a 17-0 lead, which is suicidal against a team that loaded. It was really a dream scenario for them. They never had to worry about Jameis handling the pressure because the crowd was taken out of the game early. We'll never know what might have been without that dreadful string of errors to open the game. Hats off to FSU. They took advantage and put us away early. Just have to learn from this and push forward! Love me some Tigers! All in!

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both---we didn't show up...turned the ball over a lot that

Oct 20, 2013, 8:12 PM

got us in a hole but do believe they win the majority of the time if we played them 10 times.

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Both. They are better than us, but us not showing up

Oct 20, 2013, 8:19 PM

caused us to lose by 5 scores rather than 1-2.

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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 20, 2013, 8:53 PM

we sucked and they played very well.

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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 20, 2013, 9:12 PM

They kicked our butt last night plain and simple. They were ready, we weren't. We have not gotten better every game as Dabo always says. We have gone downhill and yes I think giving up 323 rushing yards against Syracuse despite the win was a big negative. Sloppy last week with the ball and same thing this week. They say they know what their problems are and the problems can be fixed. Well they weren't fixed. I saw a very soft team last night until I turned it off.

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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 20, 2013, 10:41 PM

FSU is a better team right now, but only by a couple of TD's if the Tigers don't fall apart in all areas of the game. Let's face it, Clemson, at the worst possible moment in the season, obviously prepared/played/coached about as bad of a game as possible! I believe that the Tigers were put under unbelievable pressure by the media, by those crazy Tiger fans clammoring for a "noise victory", and by Dabo's constant "glass half full" optimism trying to convince teenage players that "We have greatness in us", instead of a more realistic approach of working our butts off every week to improve on our weaknesses.

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My first thoughts after the game and still today is that it

Oct 20, 2013, 9:17 PM

was the first game I got that Alabama Georgia Dome debacle feeling wash over me. Even the Orange Bowl destruction didn't feel like that. And I wouldn't be surprised if FSU goes on to huge things this year, much like the way we sent Bama on their way and back to National prominence.

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We definitely contributed

Oct 20, 2013, 9:24 PM

to them looking real great, but in all fairness, they are pretty legit. They are VERY experienced in the WR core and O Line. That was honestly one of the best O Lines I've seen in our conference in a LONG time. They shut down our strengths and exploited our weakness, that's what good teams do.

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fsu is good..

Oct 20, 2013, 9:33 PM

but we didnt show up.paper wise was pretty much an even match not showing up killed it though.

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When the coaches say

Oct 20, 2013, 10:44 PM

they are gonna start whoever practices best that week for the O-Line its a problem.

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what bothered me..

Oct 20, 2013, 10:53 PM

was when dabo would do his."fsu is prob the best team in the country" line.what are our players to think when their coach is saying another team is the best in the country.i wish dabo had some swag to him

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After last night

Oct 21, 2013, 1:41 AM

I don't think we had to worry about any of our players thinking we are the best team in the country. Dabo couldn't be taken seriously by anyone ever if he tried to make out like we are still better than them.

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They are that good, but

Oct 21, 2013, 12:11 AM

it should have been a little closer. We blew some opportunities. It's over...have to move on to the Maryland game now.

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If we didn't have those two early fumbles

Oct 21, 2013, 12:34 AM

it would have likely been a very close, competitive game. Momentum is a very powerful thing. FSU is better than us, and we have some things to work on. But we aren't nearly as bad as it feels like we are right now.

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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 21, 2013, 12:41 AM

im a grad and fan,, been so for 40 years. anybody delusional enough to say we beat ourselves or we gave them the game and such are idiots.we got our ### beat. when will people realize this team is soft because of that cheerleader dabo. we need better

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We made them look like world beaters!

Oct 21, 2013, 7:07 AM


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FSU is good.

Oct 21, 2013, 8:01 AM

We helped them out though.

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Re: Do you think FSU is "that good" or did we just not show up?

Oct 21, 2013, 8:13 AM

I definitely think it was a combination, but mostly it came down to we didn't seem to be prepared for their level of talent and they were ready for ours. Whether that can be attributed to the fact that they had two weeks to prepare or that we thought, "This is our house, nobody beats us in our house" I can't say. But I do know that we did not play to our potential Saturday night.

The only thing I can say for certain, though, is that we canNOT let Florida State beat us twice. And by that I mean Dabo, Chad, Venables and the rest of the coaches and leaders on that team need to turn the focus away from that and focus on beating Maryland. Yes, they got dismantled by FSU as well, but the game is at their place and they now have hopes of hanging with us because they saw us get destroyed in similar fashion. Like Dabo said, one game does not make or break the season (although it does change the way we approach certain goals I feel) so we have to move on and aim to be 11-1 come December.


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