Kirk Herbstreit impressed with 'resilient' Florida State team – Tallahassee.com
FSU’s Deondre Francois wlaks off the field after their 37-34 loss to Clemson at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday night. (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat)Buy Photo
Florida State has turned its season around after a debilitating 63-20 loss to Louisville during the third game of the season.
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit named Louisville his Allstate StreitCred team of the week for their dominating performance in the game, and, much like the Florida State fan base, Herbstreit was wondering whether or not the Seminoles would be able to regroup after such a devastating loss.
“I watch the Showtime show every week, and I’ve been pretty impressed that they haven’t shut it down,” Herbstreit said.
“I have some friends that are Florida State fans, and I think they were very concerned that the loss to Louisville, and the way it unfolded and got out of hand, they were concerned where the team might go since it was so early in the year. Things could have gone one way or the other.”
Florida State hasn’t shut it down, and sits at 8-3 heading into the final game of the regular season against Florida.
“I think to Jimbo’s credit, and to all of the players on the team, they kept fighting,” Herbstreit said.
“The North Carolina game didn’t go their way on a last second field goal. The Clemson game was another three point loss, but they played their hearts out in that game.
“They’ve put themselves in position to where they can go to a really good bowl game.”