WATCH: Jimbo Fisher talks loss at Clemson


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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher spoke the media following his team's 31-14 loss to No. 4 ranked Clemson in Death Valley on Saturday.

Check out his postgame press conference below, courtesy of Noles247.

Opening statement:
“Give credit to Clemson, they played a great game...that was a heck of a college football game. With five minutes to go, we were right there to have a chance, but we let it slip away from of us. Give them credit...they made the plays they needed to to win the game.

It was a great atmosphere, and our kids are learning, and we can continue to grow from this. They competed very hard, played very hard and made a heck of a run to come back and have a chance to be in it, but we need to relax and make the play when we have to. We had some opportunities in the game earlier... some different things, whether it was offense, defense or special teams. We just can't seem to make that play when we need to make it...whether it is picking up a fumble, drop a post, overthrow a couple balls. We had big plays, and we need to relax and make those plays. The heart, the soul and the drive is in those kids, we just have to get them to make those plays at the right time.

Once again, Clemson did a nice job in the game. They have a very good football team, obviously, with the way they are playing. We have to learn to make those plays in that game to give us a chance to be successful, especially on the road in a great environment here at Clemson. We will keep fighting. We have three more games, and we'll play our tails off for three more weeks and finish the season out the right way.”

On standing toe-to-toe with No. 4 team in the country:
“Our team will fight, compete and play hard…we just have to learn to play better. Again, if we pick up that fumble, it could have been a 90-yard touchdown. We had two overthrows on two balls that were there, we had a dropped post in the first half, and at the end we just made a mistake...we have throw the ball to the outside.

We have to learn that we want things so bad, and we want to turn things so bad for the people and the fans and the right reasons...not to just have success, that you try too hard at times. You get in your own way. You have to go back in and [follow] the old adage real quick and don’t hurry. But that comes with confidence, that comes with playing well and being used to making those plays, and guys being there. You have to get that and be able to just do it.

One day it will click and they will look around and say ‘what the heck was so hard,’ but they have to fight through this time they are going through right now, and the adversity they are going through.”

On the first half credit to Clemson’s defense:
“We didn’t execute, and they controlled us up front. We were pinned back in field position. The first drive we weren’t, but we had a couple things that we missed and didn’t get, and after that, we were pinned back, so you have to be careful. We got used to blocking them and got on things. We got used to the environment…a couple times what happened is the guy on the end of the line of scrimmage didn’t hear the snap count and didn’t hear the clap and got off a half second late, and the guy beats him, which happens on the road in loud environments. That’s part of it, and you have to go through it, but we got back and competed in the game.”

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