Doeren Releases Statement To Fisher, FSU

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren released a statement this morning on the team's official Twitter account in response to comments made by Jimbo Fisher on Monday.

Following Saturday's game, NC State head coach Dave Doeren referenced injuries sustained by Florida State in the fourth quarter of the Wolfpack's 56-41 loss to the Seminoles.

"The tempo we had was working until all the crazy fall-down things were going on and the clock kept stopping," said Doeren. "You know the refs can't do anything about that, but it's horrible the way the tempo gets slowed down by these injuries. We went fast in the first quarter... I guess there were no fake injuries."

On Monday, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher replied to those comments.

"I accuse him of not knowing what he's talking about," said Fisher. "They're not fake injuries. No one faked injuries, and we wouldn't do that. We'll coach Florida State, and he can coach North Carolina State."

Tuesday morning, Doeren released a statement on the team's official Twitter account ont he situation.

"I have apologized to Jimbo Fisher & want to apologize to his staff, players & FSU fans for my comments that took away from from a tremendous football game," said Doeren. "I left an emotional locker room & took those emotions w/ me to the press conference.

"It was a great college football game with tremendous plays made by both teams. That is where the focus deserves to be. I have the utmost respect for Jimbo, his staff and players. FSU played a great game and earned the win."

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