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Jimbo Fisher said he wants to see more consistency from FSU as the season progresses.
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher
"We're still a work in progress. We have a lot of things to work on, but I think most everybody in America has at this time."
"We must play with much more consistency. We know that. Even our experienced players—we know that. We need to get much better and keep improving."
"I was extremely pleased with how Mario [Pender] played. You didn't see a guy who was in his first game. You saw a guy that was out there competing. Very composed and poised."
"It wasn't like our practices were bad, but they weren't as consistent as they needed to be. You play how you practice."
FSU running back Mario Pender
"I was just sitting there waiting to hear my number called. I was on [running backs] coach [Jay] Graham's hip the whole time. He turned around and looked me and said, 'Get ready.' And I said, 'Coach, I'm already ready'" —On Pender's first college game, two years after he arrived on campus.
"I wish I can describe the feeling, but to me it was a blessing. I really felt like it was a blessing God sent me" —On him rushing for a touchdown on his first college carry in Saturday's win over Oklahoma State.
FSU defensive tackle Eddie Goldman
"We started fast, but we let some things slip. We just have to get in the film room and correct the mistakes and correct the mistakes on the field as well" —On the frustration over allowing 161 rushing yards to Oklahoma State
"We gave great effort, but the gap control was the biggest thing. As long as we work at it, work hard at it, we should be able to fix that."
Citadel coach Mike Houston
"What an incredible opportunity we have ... After it kicks off, we're playing on the same size field that we play on here in Johnson Hagood (Stadium). They play with 11 just like we do. We're not going to change anything we do because of who we're playing. We're going to go down there, we're going to get after their rear end, we're going to compete and we're going to play Citadel football."
"No. Not unless we get 85 scholarships."—When asked if he wanted to see more games against elite FBS programs scheduled.