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NCAA: FSU QB Jameis Winston Hopes Not to Catch 'Manziel Disease'
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NCAA: FSU QB Jameis Winston Hopes Not to Catch 'Manziel Disease'

Aug 11 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston revealed during FSU's media day on Sunday he doesn't want to catch "Manziel disease."

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston does not want to catch "Manziel disease."Winston, a redshirt freshman, spoke for nearly 20 minutes during FSU's media day on Sunday. He was...

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NCAA: FSU QB Jameis Winston Hopes Not to Catch 'Manziel Disease'

Aug 11 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston revealed during FSU's media day on Sunday he doesn't want to catch "Manziel disease."

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston does not want to catch "Manziel disease."

Winston, a redshirt freshman, spoke for nearly 20 minutes during FSU's media day on Sunday. He was described by Fox Sports' Bob Ferrante as somebody's who's "smart, engaging and funny." 

When a reporter asked him about "Johnny Manziel disease," a term in reference to the Texas A&M Aggies quarterback, Winston fired back with the line of the day. 

"If I get 'Manziel disease,' I want every one of y'all to get your mics and just start (Winston makes bashing motions on his head here). Just like that." 

Winston also clarified he didn't mean that as a slight to Manziel, whom he told reporters was a good person by nature, per Sports Illustrated. 

Florida Flambeau reporter Perry Kostidakis also posted Winston's comment on his own Twitter account, adding "I could listen to Jameis for hours."

The 19-year-old was also asked several questions by the media, one of which was the pressure of winning the starting quarterback job. 

"Look at everyone around us. We have a veteran offensive line, we have veteran wide receivers, we have two, three, four great backs. So there is absolutely no pressure."

He also praised the Seminoles defense for the upcoming NCAA season. 

"Our defense is deadly this year. Being a young quarterback, facing that, this is why (coach) Jimbo (Fisher) has put a lot of quarterbacks in the NFL, facing a defense like that every time."

He also says making people smile and laugh comes second nature to him. In fact, the Orlando Sentinel's Coley Harvery referred to him as the "designated team goofball."

Winston himself affirms this. 

"I love putting smiles on people's faces. When people are down, having a bad day (he will say),'The worst thing is a rainy day with no laughs.' When it's a sunny day, people want to be smiling. On a rainy day, people want to be dull. There's no reason for that. I try to make everybody smile, laugh. Every day is going to be a good day at Florida State."

Winston, a two-sport star who is also into baseball. is currently battling it out with redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker for the Seminoles starting quarterback job. If Winston's 12-of-15 showing for 205 yards and a beautiful 58-yard touchdown throw on his first play is any indication, he has a strong chance. 

He was a USA Today Sports first-team All-USA selection from Hueytown (Ala.) High in 2011. 

 

 
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College Football Playoff 2014: Official Selection Committee Rankings for Week 11

Nov 4 2014 6:51pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

For the College Football Playoff committee, Week 10 played out as an affirmation of its assumptions. Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn each earned hard-fought victories, while other potential spoilers began falling by the wayside. So it should be no surprise that the committee's second meeting was a lot more self-explanatory. As expected, the trio atop last week's landscape remained in a state of inertia, while former No. 5 team Oregon slid into the final open ...
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6 weeks ago

Attorney: Winston hearing later this month

Nov 4 2014 6:09pm CST | Source: iWon Sports

Florida State officials have notified quarterback Jameis Winston that his student conduct code hearing will take place the week of Nov. 17, the attorney representing the woman who accused Winston of sexually assaulting her told ESPN.com on Tuesday ...
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6 weeks ago

College Football Playoff 2014: Final Predictions for Week 11 Rankings

Nov 4 2014 11:32am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The Week 11 College Football Playoff rankings will be released by the selection committee on Tuesday, and fans from schools all around the nation are waiting in anticipation for the second top 25 poll. Undefeated programs Mississippi State and Florida State were able to keep their respective records perfect, but a battle toward the top of the standings between Auburn and Ole Miss has guaranteed turnover in the poll. Here are the final predictions for the College ...
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6 weeks ago

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida State Seminoles: Odds, College Football Pick

Nov 4 2014 9:47am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State owns a 24-game winning streak, including eight in a row to start this season, but is just 2-6 against the spread this year as it battles fired-up foes and tough pointspreads almost every week. After avoiding an upset last week at Louisville the Seminoles host Virginia for Homecoming in Tallahassee Saturday night.   Point spread: Seminoles opened as 21.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. (Line updates and matchup ...
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6 weeks ago

Florida State vs. Virginia Complete Game Preview

Nov 3 2014 4:06pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The wins have often come by the skin of its teeth, but the Florida State football team keeps piling up victories, now 24 in a row dating back to the 2012 season. FSU's winning streak has included dominating routs in 2013 but few decisive wins this season. Still, it's a winning streak for the ages, and if FSU hits No. 25 on Saturday night at home against Virginia, it will be one of the top 20 win streaks in college football history. The Seminoles have had a few extr ...
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6 weeks ago

College Football Picks: Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida State Seminoles Odds

Nov 3 2014 9:45am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The Virginia Cavaliers are next in line to try to knock off the undefeated Florida State Seminoles this Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. This ACC clash is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. (ET), and it will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Virginia went into last Saturday’s ACC Coastal Division showdown against Georgia Tech as a 4.5-point road underdog and came up on the wrong end of a 35-10 loss to fall 0-3 both straight up and against the spread in its last three game ...
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6 weeks ago

College Football Rankings 2014: Twitter Reacts to AP and Amway Week 11 Polls

Nov 2 2014 1:01pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

For college football's elite, style points are no longer important. Margin of victory is an afterthought, replaced by the crossed fingers of "survive and advance" attitude typically more associated with March Madness.After Week 10, that's probably a good thing. The nation's three best teams were all able to chalk another game in the win column, but none of them made it an easy affair. Mississippi State and Florida State nearly dropped their first game of the season ag ...
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6 weeks ago

College Football Playoff 2014: Bracket Predictions Ahead of Week 11

Nov 2 2014 12:17pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Just one top-10 team fell in Week 10, but it was enough to knock that program out of the playoff picture. No. 4 Ole Miss came up short against SEC-rival Auburn at home, leaving the door open for another team to creep into the top-four discussion. The Rebels' slide might mean big things for No. 5 Oregon in the College Football Playoff committee's rankings. But with several weeks remaining in the season, what did Week 10 of the college football season tell us about ho ...
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7 weeks ago

Jameis Winston, Dalvin Cook Save Florida State's Season with Clutch Comeback

Oct 30 2014 11:27pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Count on Florida State being down. But don't count the Seminoles out.  Even staring in the face of a 21-point deficit, on a Thursday night in a tough road environment? Nope. As long as FSU has time left on the clock, there's apparently enough time for a comeback. No. 2 FSU has done it time and again in 2014, and on Thursday the Seminoles dug themselves another hole only to climb out and emerge with a 42-31 win over No. 25 Louisville. After dismantling teams in 2013, ...
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7 weeks ago

Louisville Fan Sign: "I Don't Eat Poop But Jameis Does"

Oct 30 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Louisville is in the process of blowing a 21-point lead. But, this Cardinals fan received his few seconds of televised fame. I’m sure his parents are proud. We suspect Jameis Winston does not eat poop. But, if he did, Jimbo Fisher would argue it was an essential part of a balanced diet. RELATED: Nick O’Leary Body Slammed Louisville’s James Burg ...
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