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Despite an impressive defensive showing, FSU’s Brian Burns calls opening game “an embarrassment”

And he doesn’t excuse the defense.

NCAA Football: ACC Media Days Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There certainly weren’t many bright spots for Florida State following a 24-3 home loss to open the Willie Taggart era of FSU football. Let’s be more precise: there was one, and it was the FSU defense, which kept the Seminoles in the game as the offense showed a consistent ineptitude for punching the ball into the end zone.

Seminole defensive end Brian Burns was a big part of an FSU defense that kept things much closer than they could have been. Burns was all heart on Monday night, demonstrating great hustle and productivity, which helped keep the ’Noles in the game.

But the Fort Lauderdale junior was far from pleased with the result, especially the one turned in by the defense, which allowed just 17 points, 7 of which came when the game was all but over. We caught up with Burns, who vented his frustrations to the media after a bad FSU loss:

Brian Burns, after the VT debacle:

@Florida State Seminoles Football's Brian Burns after the loss to VT:

Posted by on Tuesday, September 4, 2018