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VIDEO: Keir Thomas, Fabien Lovett, Sidney Williams talk ND game, Jax St. preparation

Williams: “My mentality is no fear. Have no fear. Just go full speed.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 05 Notre Dame at Florida State Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Florida State football returned to the practice field this morning to prepare for the Jacksonville State game. After practice, defensive end Keir Thomas, defensive tackle Fabien Lovett, and defensive back Sidney Williams each spoke to the media. The three defenders spoke on FSU’s defensive performance against Notre Dame and preparation for Jacksonville State. Here’s some of what each had to say:

In his first game as a Seminole, Thomas contributed four total tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss. On the defensive line play as a whole, Thomas said, “I feel like we did good as far as pass rushing. We did a good job of staying in our rush lanes. Run fits were excellent. Those guys were bouncing the ball, we played against two really good backs and I feel like we handled it.”

For Thomas’ full interview (via Noles247), see below:

The Seminoles limited Notre Dame’s potent rushing attack to less than 70 yards on the ground. On the key to stopping the rush, Lovett said, “We just did our job and did what we were supposed to do. We did what the coaches taught us to honestly.”

On the defensive line play, Lovett said, “We dominated. They only had 60 rushing yards the whole game. The key to our defensive line is playing hard and doing what we’re taught to do. At the end, playing under somebody with as much knowledge as Odell (Haggins) and coach JP (John Papuchis), we get all the information, it’s just executed on the field.”

For Lovett’s full interview (via Noles247), see below:

Despite the result, Williams was excited about the defense’s effort in Sunday’s loss. “To be honest, I feel like we played a very, very good game. A lot of guys ran to the ball. We really gave everything we had. Every little bit of energy and effort we had and left it all on the field,” said Williams.

Williams had some of the biggest hits by FSU defenders on Sunday night. On his mentality, he said, “My mentality is no fear. Have no fear. Just go full speed. Don’t think about nothing at full speed, no fear.”

For Williams’ full interview (via Noles247), see below: