Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Telvin Smith (22) lines up at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State won 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 BCS National Championship Game: Florida State LB Telvin Smith says they're not worried about the SEC


On January 6, the Florida State Seminoles will set out to become the first team in seven years to bring home the BCS National Championship if they can defeat the second-ranked Auburn Tigers inside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

If you’re a fan of a program outside of the SEC, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about the SEC’s impressive streak. They’ve dominated the entire landscape of college football, and they’re not afraid to let you know about that.

However, to Florida State linebacker Telvin Smith, all of that is irrelevant to him.

Smith says that he’s not even thinking about the SEC narrative. He and his teammates are walking in there to win the program’s first national title since 1999, and that’s it.

“We’re Florida State. We’re not worried about SEC and none of that,” Smith said. “Our opponent has no face. That’s been our motto since we started. We’re not trying to match them or anything. We’re going out to play our game and not worry too much about them.”

As opposed to the recent opponents for the SEC during this title run, Florida State seems like maybe the only team that genuinely does not care about the narrative.

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