FSU defense not letting performance in recent scrimmage derail preseason preparations

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 22, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- It's something you hear college football coaches say a lot; competition breeds excellence. For Florida State in fall camp, that excellence has been on the defensive side of the ball.

In their first two scrimmages, defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett has kept Willie Taggart's offense in check.

That is, until this past weekend, when the offense had its way, leaving the defense in the dust.

Players and coaches alike are less than happy and far from satisfied with the performance.

For guys like defensive back Kyle Meyers, those type of setbacks are what breed success in the regular season.

"It's just guys not worrying about assignment. You have to do what you do first," he said. "If you do your job, the whole defense works together, so we bounced back and we're just getting better everyday.

"You know we need that adversity to bounce back, because it isn't going to be smooth in the season. It isn't gonna be smooth every game. Things aren't going to go your way every game so it's just about bouncing back next play."

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