Stanton Seckinger had a bad night, beginning with a first-play fumble that Florida State turned into a touchdown.
Dabo Swinney says he's confident the sophomore tight end will turn the experience into a growth opportunity.
"Someone called in (to Tiger Calls on Monday) wanting to know why No. 81 was in the game," Swinney said. "Stanton Seckinger has had a heck of a year for us. He had a bad night, and sometimes we all have bad nights or bad days. But he takes a lot of pride, and nobody's hurting more than that kid.
"If you go back to the summer, I'd have to say we're very pleased with the year he's had."
Part of Swinney's plan to return to fundamentals this week is to help players like Seckinger rebuild their confidence and move on.
"You just go coach 'em," Swinney said. "You point things out on film and address it, refocus 'em, get them loose, and go back and create that confidence. You have to create situations in practice that help them regain confidence after they've been shaken a little bit."
Swinney said Seckinger is a perfect example of what the coaching staff wants to accomplish this week in practice.
"Here's a guy who's had a great year, but is coming off a bad game, so we just go right back out there and focus on the fundamentals and handling situations," he said. "We'll go good-on-good, and we'll show 'em the good things, too.
"And they learn from it - you say 'here's why.' Then they ask questions and you move on."