There was a significant piece of bulletin board material spewed out of Northern Illinois this past week ahead of the Discover Orange Bowl, when quarterback Jordan Lynch said that the Florida State Seminoles had not seen an offense like the Huskies before, and insinuated that the Noles didn’t stand a chance.
The Noles fired back in two ways on Tuesday night, first by beating Lynch and the Huskies 31-10. But Seminoles linebacker Vince Williams fired back after the game saying that he still didn’t fancy Lynch as a quarterback.
“He’s terrible,” Williams said of Lynch after the Orange Bowl. “I can’t believe they tried us like that. They tried our life, man. … He’s not good at all.”
Williams said that he was pretty much flabbergasted by Lynch’s comments prior to the Bowl game, continuing that most of the guys inside the Seminoles locker room thought Lynch must have lost his mind.
“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.’”
It seems that Lynch and the Huskies were a cute story, but they may have gotten a bit overconfident when it came to their chances against one of the best defenses in the country. The Seminoles answered Lynch’s trash talk by holding his offense well under 300 yards on the night.