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Florida State football, recruiting news: What makes FSU so good in comeback situations?

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Football

- ESPN’s Jared Shanker dug into what Florida State attributes its numerous comebacks over the last couple seasons to.

Respond rather than reflect is Florida State's sideline mindset. The Seminoles don't block out the score, but rely on the law of substitution. Moawad said that law dictates people can only think about one thing at a time, so Fisher's mental conditioning team of Moawad, Elko and Rosen installed a strong internal vocabulary that focuses players on task-oriented thoughts.

From there, Fisher engineers his practices to reinforce those principles. He tests his team during fall camp to see if they will wilt. Fisher staggered them in camp -- senior Marquez White admitted that the heat and taxing two-a-day practices had the Seminoles teetering -- but team leaders reeled them back.

- In SB Nation’s latest College Football Playoff projections, Florida State is included in all 14 writers’ fields of four, ranging anywhere from No. 2 to No. 4.

- Corey Clark, columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, postures that Louisville is just what the ACC needed to legitimize it as a conference.

- In light of some questionable litigation decisions from the state of North Carolina, the NBA and NCAA have pulled events from the state for the foreseeable future. Jason Kirk of SB Nation discusses the possibility of the ACC following suit.

- Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN took to Twitter to send well wishes to Derwin James and wish him a quick recovery.

- Speaking of James, Showtime posted a clip of Tuesday’s A Season With episode on Youtube, addressing his injury suffered against Charleston Southern.

- Clemson suffered a fairly major setback on Wednesday when it was announced that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow will be out a few weeks with a broken hand. Through two games this season, Renfrow had established himself as a touchdown threat, getting into the end zone a pair of times.

Recruiting

- Wayne McGahee of the Tallahassee Democrat caught up with 2019 five-star linebacker Owen Pappoe after his visit to Florida State last Saturday.