Tajh Boyd had a tough game on Saturday.
As did Peyton Manning on Sunday.
Dabo Swinney says that's not all the two quarterbacks have in common.
"Tajh wanted to win," Swinney said. "He's a grown man and he's handled disappointment before. I know he's not happy with the way he played and with some of the things he didn't do.
"You don't think Peyton Manning wanted to win his game. Undefeated, going to Indy, going against a rookie quarterback. He wanted that one. And it didn't go good. It went a little bit like our game did. He made mistakes...It happens, even to the best of the best.
"But I can promise you that Peyton Manning wasn't pouting on Monday morning. You know what he doing? He was getting better, getting ready to win this week. That's what great players do - they respond like a champion.
"Tajh Boyd will respond. You can count on that."
Swinney said he and Boyd watched every play of the Florida State game on Monday morning.
"He's responded well," Swinney said. "He was part of a leadership meeting on Monday afternoon, and those guys were great. They were mad - not happy. All you can do is respond."
Boyd said his own demeanor and body language wasn't what he wanted as the game slipped away from the Tigers on Saturday.
"I think I've done a decent job of that - but in the last game, it wasn't what it should have been," Boyd said. "Especially when you've got younger guys who make mistakes early in the game. It's my job to go over and make sure they understand it and lift them up. I don't think I did that in the fashion I needed to. It's something I have to keep working on."
Swinney said that the Tigers' back-to-basics approach is designed to help all players, young and older, to regain their confidence.
"For Tajh, it's just a matter of going back to the basics and not taking anything for granted," Swinney said. "Where are my toes? How is my stance? Pre-snap process. Where are my eyes? What are my keys? Clearing the cylinder.
"It's just a matter of going to back to the roots, building his confidence back up, and now 'let's go win the next one.'"