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FSU LB on Jordan Lynch: ‘He’s terrible’

Northern Illinois Huskies' Lynch is brought down by Florida State University defenders during their 2013 Discover Orange Bowl NCAA football game in Miami Reuters

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch had himself some fightin’ words last week when he (now reportedly; coach Rod Carey has denied these comments) said “They’re [Florida State] fast, they’re physical, but they haven’t seen anything like our offense. We plan on wearing them down. In the fourth quarter, we plan to have them on their knees—and then just keep pounding away.”

Well, things didn’t exactly work out that way for NIU in the Orange Bowl. Florida State kept the Huskies around for about three quarters before blowing the game open to a 31-10 win. Lynch was noticeably off the entire night because 1) he had zero protection, 2) receivers couldn’t get separation from FSU’s defensive backs and 3) yeah, okay, Lynch was a tad overconfident.

In fact, “overconfident” is probably a nice way to put it. Seminoles linebacker Vince Williams was a little more blunt after the game.

He’s terrible,” Williams said of Lynch. “I can’t believe they tried us like that. They tried our life, man. … He’s not good at all.”

Williams added that the comments about Florida State’s defense got the players motivated.

“It motivated us a lot. That was straight-up bulletin board material. First of all because of how much success our defense had. We’ve been really, really good and nobody’s ever said anything like that to us. So we were like, ‘this man must have lost his mind*.'”

(*emphasis added because that’s hilarious)

Florida State’s defense did play well last night, holding NIU’s offense to four touchdowns below its season average and just 259 yards.

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26 Responses to “FSU LB on Jordan Lynch: ‘He’s terrible’”
  1. pickney1 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:12 PM

    Their scheme of using Jordan Lynch as their offense would never work aganist a team with good speed on their defense as exemplified in the game aganist FSU.

    The confidence shown by this young man from the state of Florida is the confidence shown as the Sunshine State ability to have players with speed and confidence in their ability.

  2. jagtiger says: Jan 2, 2013 6:34 PM

    NIU had no business in a BCS Bowl.

  3. jimmy53 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:37 PM


    Florida’s defense did play well last night, holding NIU’s offense to four touchdowns below its season average and just 259 yards.

    I think you mean Florida State’s defense.

  4. kiopta1 says: Jan 2, 2013 6:39 PM

    He should have said turrable

  5. polegojim says: Jan 2, 2013 7:06 PM

    Disagree with Vince… Lynch was HORRENDOUS… as a QB.

    That said… he’s TEBOW like… Maybe he’ll play it smarter than Tim and KNOW his place and exploit it with TE/FB stuff.

  6. halbert53 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:08 PM

    NIU deserved a major bowl but not BCS. Lot of crappy bowls because of conference tie-ins. OK ST deserved a major bowl. Louisville deserved a bowl reflecting their ranking, but not BCS. Now Louisville-NIU, that might be a good game.

  7. therealgts says: Jan 2, 2013 7:23 PM

    Florida state was not even good enough to be in a BCS game. I realize they got the automatic bid but there are 5 teams not playing in a BCS game who are better

  8. pb420 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:26 PM


    The only thing horrendous here is your comparison of lynch to tebow. Fact is, tebow tore up fsu’s defense every year he played them. Please let us know when lynch has 2 NCs and a Heisman trophy. Better yet, let us know when Jordan lynch STARTS in the NFL as a QB and wins a playoff game with the most PASSING yds in NFL history. I’ll give you a break since you’re probably a little bitter after yet another year of the B1G conference stinking it up in the bowl season.

  9. autumnwind999 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:27 PM

    I don’t think Lynch is a bad QB. He’s pretty good, in fact. NIUE was just overmatched all over the field, especially in the trenches.

  10. ajsjr40 says: Jan 2, 2013 7:29 PM

    NIU’s offensive scheme was horrendous. When totally overmatched you might come up with something more creative that the QB taking a direct snap and running into the line of scrimmage. It was terrible to watch.

  11. Ben Kercheval says: Jan 2, 2013 7:35 PM

    I think you mean Florida State’s defense.

    Whoops! Thank you very much!

  12. wolftalkblog says: Jan 2, 2013 8:06 PM

    Well, Jordan Lynch, he isn’t “horrible”. The situation he was in was probably closer to horrible. Not a great matchup. As much as some of us like to pull for the underdog, this just wasn’t gonna happen. A brave effort, but FSU had this covered. They sure as hell should, given all the 4 and 5 star players on the roster. NIU did what they could, but playing Louisvile WOULD have been a better bowl game, and not part of the BCS.

  13. polegojim says: Jan 2, 2013 8:08 PM

    @pb… what a ridiculous rant…

    I wasn’t disrespecting your Tebow religion…
    NFL FACTS are… Tebow is an average to subave QB. That’s not conjecture, it’s proven and duly noted by…. just about everyone.

    Back to my point… Lynch could be a very talented football player… just not a NFL QB… Like Tebow.

  14. wolftalkblog says: Jan 2, 2013 8:09 PM

    Oops , meant Lynch wasn’t “terrible”, as stated by Vince Williams. This damn iPhone touch screen is horrible…!

  15. chachooga says: Jan 2, 2013 8:37 PM

    Benny K u trying to win back my heart?!!?!

  16. seanb20124 says: Jan 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Is Florida State back then?

  17. buccobrigade says: Jan 2, 2013 9:55 PM

    “Now Louisville-NIU, that might be a good game.”

    Looks like Louisville would have destroyed NIU as well the way they are taking it to Florida right now

  18. chachooga says: Jan 2, 2013 11:50 PM


    FSU has won four straight bowl games vs. s. Carolina, WV, ND and lame Orange bowl matchup this year.

    FSU has been back. ACC champs this year and next will contend for national champ again.

  19. chiefmac64 says: Jan 3, 2013 2:52 AM

    That Lynch guy is a straight out moron. Keep your mouth shut, be thankful and humble and don’t bring that kind of attention to your program in their 1st BCS Bowl appearance . Foolish!

  20. dkhhuey says: Jan 3, 2013 9:59 AM

    Lynch was a complete no show! Not only did he miss just about every pass – he couldn’t figure out that his QB draws were not working! He may be all that in the MAC – but he stunk bad on the big stage!

  21. beedubyatoo says: Jan 3, 2013 10:16 AM

    Lynch terrible? This from a guy whose school once had Christian Ponder?

  22. friarjack61 says: Jan 3, 2013 10:37 AM

    Lynch was good against, not good teams. I’m a Chicago area resident, and enjoy local success; and, was looking forward to Lynch showing his abilities against FSU, who I have never liked. Lynch did NOTHING. He was terrible, and should forget about his so-called passing/running records from this season. He proved to a National audience that he cannot play against BCS teams, and his personal success was meaningless.

  23. teambringitstrong says: Jan 3, 2013 10:55 AM

    beedubyatoo says: Jan 3, 2013 10:16 AM

    Lynch terrible? This from a guy whose school once had Christian Ponder?
    Who’s now in the NFL playoffs. Whatelseyagot?

  24. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 3, 2013 10:55 AM

    I think that Lynch is a good athlete and decent QB but his numbers and his “Heisman Worthy” season are a fraud. The dude played the easiest schedule in FBS and thats not hyperbole. The actual easiest schedule in all of FBS.

    You put NIU up against a real team and really good defense and you see how inept him and this offense can be. NIU was totally outclassed out there, especially on offense. Give their defense credit for keeping it close early, but a team like NIU doesn’t have the depth to go into the 4th qtr with a team like FSU.

  25. poison66 says: Jan 3, 2013 1:16 PM

    Ok State would ANNHILATE NIU, probably beat FSU as well…….

  26. ddenn19 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:29 PM


    most passing yards in a game in NFL playoff history? that wasn’t even the most passing yards in a game that weekend!

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