Seminole Spotlight: Maintaining Focus

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Tallahassee, FL - Let's not play the blame game. There's not one single person to blame for last weekend's loss to NC State. The focus just wasn't there.

"That's what we gotta do is take it one game at a time and not take any slack on any opponent," said Telvin Smith, a junior linebacker. "I said that a few weeks ago but I feel like as we kept winning we kind of got away from that."

"Maybe you just slip a hair mentally instead of focusing and concentrating," Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said. "I think that's human nature in everybody. We have to continue to emphasize that and hopefully our kids learned a valuable lesson in you don't know what play changes a game."

The Seminoles have to prove they've learned that lesson this weekend in Doak Campbell Stadium. They're looking for their third straight win against Boston College.

"It's a new game, a new day," said Terrence Brooks, a junior cornerback. "You get to prove yourself again. You just gotta let that last game go. Just gotta focus on the now and what you can control."

Even if that means more time in the film room.

"I think it's just a matter of going harder in your preparation or my preparation as a quarterback and secondly for my team to be more prepared," said EJ Manuel, a senior quarterback.

"It's not a three, four, five-game season. It's a 12-game season," Fisher said. "That's what makes college football so interesting. And hopefully we've learned our lesson and moved on. I think we will. I'm very encouraged and excited to move on to BC."

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