Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher wants his team to remember the pain from its first loss last year, a setback that knocked the Seminoles out of national championship contention.
The Seminoles had risen to No. 3 after the first five weeks then promptly lost to North Carolina State 17-16. The ranking was its highest since 2003 when Bobby Bowden was still in charge.
Fast forward 12 months and third-ranked Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) is No. 2 in the BCS Standings with the Wolfpack coming to Tallahassee on Saturday. After crushing Clemson last Saturday in their much anticipated showdown, Fisher hopes the memories of losing to the Wolfpack will help his team's focus.
''Feel that pain,'' Fisher said. ''Pain is preparation. You want that pain again? Don't prepare. You want to eliminate that pain? Prepare and take care of your business.''
NC State (3-3, 0-3) is the lone ACC program with a winning record against Florida State ...