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For Florida State, the season's escapes may pay off in Rose Bowl
For Florida State, the season's escapes may pay off in Rose Bowl

The secret to Florida State's undefeated regular season was actually quite simple. The message that football Coach Jimbo Fisher delivered to his players at crucial moments — in the heat of seven nail-biting victories — cut straight to the chase. "Hey, stop messing up," quarterback Jameis Winston recalls his coach saying. "Go out there and do what you do." The third-ranked Seminoles have arrived in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl with a 13-0 record, just like last season. But this time, as they face second-ranked Oregon in a semifinal of the new College Football Playoffs, their situation has flipped. In 2013, they rolled into the national championship...

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