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Refocused effort is underway
Either way, you get some time to stew. To reflect. To enjoy. Or mope. Clemson was having none of that Saturday night. Following a dispiriting 51-14 loss to Florida State, the time to move on was immediate. As in, right inside the Tigers' locker room. "Right then and there, we needed to let the young guys know that the season's not over," said senior left tackle Brandon Thomas. "Don't put your head down. Keep your head up. You fought hard, just didn't go your way. The season's not over." At No. 9 in the initial BCS rankings, the Tigers are 6-1, 4-1 in ACC play and should be favored over at least four of their final five opponents, starting with Saturday's 3:30 p.m. trip to Maryland. A national title shot is likely gone, as is any hope of an Atlantic Division crown or an ACC championship. However, there is, Thomas said, still plenty to play for. "It's got to...
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