The truth is, you wondered how long it would be until the Seminoles fourth quarter cliffhangers would blow up in their faces. The day when Superman would lose his cape and Popeye couldn't find a can opener for his spinach. Only Indiana Jones can escape every evildoer's death trap at the last second.
So here's the silver lining in the debacle at Bobby Dodd. Now this team knows that its Garnet & Gold Guardian Angel will not be there every week to deliver a miracle comeback. The hard-bitten lesson to be learned is to get ahead, stay ahead and not let good teams off the mat (Miami, Ga. Tech).
To keep the intensity for more than two and a half quarters.
To stop giving away awesome field position on kickoff returns.
To create more turnovers on defense, even if it takes daring moves like a helmet on the ball.
This season is still the way station between not quite good enough and almost like the good old days. So now the Noles will need to do what Tech did after their disappointing second loss last week.
Get mad. Get re-committed. Get revenge. Starting next week against a team that's way overdue for some payback.