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Beitia too good not to rise again. AP/Phil Coale

An upbeat Xavier Beitia talked with the media following Florida State's Wednesday practice. Beitia, who missed the game-winning kick at Miami last Saturday, is determined to be stronger and better from the experience. "I didn't do anything mechanically unsound. When I kicked it, I thought it was good. It just wasn't meant to be," the X-man said.

Don't worry about Florida State kicker Xavier Beitia. He's doing just fine. Beitia, who was wide left on a 43-yard field-goal attempt for the victory against top-ranked Miami last Saturday, talked to the media for the first time Wednesday. Beitia was in tears following the game and issued a statement through FSU's sports information office as the Hurricanes escaped with a 28-27 victory. It...

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