FSU coach Fisher says team never flinched when trailing against Auburn



PASADENA, Calif. - Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher accepted the Coaches' Trophy on Tuesday following the Seminoles' dramatic win last night against Auburn in the BCS championship game.

The 'Noles stormed back from an 18-point first-half deficit and scored a game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds to go, beating Auburn 34-31 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Channel 9's Greg Warmoth was there when Fisher came to the media hotel Tuesday morning, talking about the win and how he didn't get much sleep last night.

"We enjoyed it a little bit last night, mainly just come back and had family," said Fisher. "We didn't leave the room. We just hung out right there and basically I sat there and just sat in a chair and about half fell asleep to be honest with you. Feel like you want to sleep for about a week after these seasons."

Fisher went on to say he told the team at halftime they were still in a good position and were getting the ball to start the second half.

"You're down 21-10, you got the ball coming out the second half," he said. "You're in a very good position and you'll remember this because the things you remember are the things that are hard. You don't remember the things that come easy to you. You put 'em away because you don't appreciate 'em."

Fisher went on, "In last night's win, you had to dig down and find out who you were, and that was going to be a win for our program and I thought we were right where we wanted to be if we just take the bull by the horns and go compete."

FSU's win closed out the BCS era.

"I think it's very fitting that Florida State's come full circle back," said Fisher. "And like I say, maybe we don't play in the SEC, but we play in the south and we got good football and Florida State. It's like the reckoning, things are getting back in order again."