Rubio, a Miami native, said while he doesn’t root against the Hurricanes, he wouldn’t mind seeing Miami get defeated by Florida State if it would help Florida secure a playoff bid.
John Thrasher, Florida State University's president, couldn't help but sound off on Rubio's comments. Thrasher said during an interview that Rubio is a "nice kid" who's probably frustrated by his low poll ranking, which may be due to his education.
Rubio staffers who are Florida State fans also gave their boss a good-natured rebuttal.
After the interview went viral, Rubio took to Twitter to try to save face with Seminole fans, saying it was just good-natured trash talk, not a “Meet the Press” interview.