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Jimbo Fisher admits FSU fans deserve better

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Fisher’s message has changed with each FSU loss.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

To open his weekly press conference on Monday, Jimbo Fisher said what a lot of Florida State fans, or even just football fans that watched the FSU game already knew, “Looking back at the film from the BC game, we just weren't any good in that game.”

He then added that the Florida State fans deserve better in two separate occasions during the presser. This is notable as Fisher has moved away from asking the fans to keep cheering and supporting the team, which he brought up after FSU’s losses to Miami and Louisville.

Also in the presser, the head coach said that Ermon Lane will remain on offense for the time being, citing the numbers at that position. Lane was a five-star receiver that underwhelmed through his first two-plus seasons in Tallahassee and was subsequently moved to defensive back where he could have more of an impact, and did.

Additionally, there is no further timetable or update on the injury to Keith Gavin that has kept him out the last three weeks. Tamorrion Terry missed all of last week’s practice due to a death in his family and Fisher is hoping to get DJ Matthews more involved in the rotation.

Regarding punt returners, Fisher didn’t want to bring the issue publicly and said he will discuss it among the involved players internally. Tarvarus McFadden fumbled a punt return deep in FSU territory which set up Boston College for an easy touchdown. After that return, freshman DJ Matthews handled punt return duties.