RALEIGH, N.C. -- Twenty minutes after No. 3 Florida State's 17-16 loss was over, as NC State fans still whooped and cheered in the parking lots surrounding Carter-Finley Stadium, Jimbo Fisher took to the podium and awaited the firing squad.
It was Fisher, as much as anyone, who had stoked the fires of immense expectations this season. He knew the horror stories of years past, faced the same stinging questions in 2011. But this year was different. There was reason to believe, he'd promised.
When the questions ended, Fisher stood at the podium a bit longer, as if the barrage hadn't offered an opportunity for the requisite amount of self-flagellation. After a moment, he hung his head and walked to the door, muttering simply, "We didn't get it done."
EJ Manuel was more muted in his remorse.
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