TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher questioned his own play calls after Saturday nights 17-16 loss to NC State.
One of the plays in particular came with about 10 minutes left in the game. Facing a third-and-2 from NC States 19, FSU called timeout. The Seminoles led 16-10. FSU tried to roll EJ Manuel right, but a backside blitz was not picked up and Manuel was sacked for a 15-yard loss.
Instead of attempting a 52-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins, who made a 55-yard field goal to beat Clemson in 2010, FSU opted to punt and pin the Wolfpack deep. Fisher second-guessed himself Saturday night.
In hindsight, dont put him (Manuel) in that position, Fisher said. Hindsight, call it, run the ball, if you dont make it, kick the field goal. We didnt protect the edge. We did not execute it. In hindsight, should have just run the ball and kicked the field goal.
On Monday afternoon, Fisher reversed course.
Now that I look at the film, and how it happened, I dont regret it, Fi...