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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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Aug 31 2014 12:20am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State got off to the start we all expected Saturday night, racing to a 17-0 lead over a rebuilt Oklahoma State team. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston completed nine of his first 10 passes and even threw an interception toward the start of the second quarter. But once Mario Pender lunged into the end zone to put Florida State up by three scores, the start of the 2014 season looked like this year would be the same as last. But then something happened, a reaction th ...
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston faced off against Oklahoma State in Week 1 of the 2014 college football season. After a disappointing first half, Winston got the crowd going with one of the best runs of the weekend, hurdling and sidestepping his way for 28 yards and the score. After a close call with the Cowboys, does Florida State still have what it takes to run the table? ...
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Jameis Winston vs. Oklahoma State: Final Stat Line, Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Aug 30 2014 10:45pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Following an eventful offseason, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was looking to start his sophomore season with the same poise and execution that led to him winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, he had a much different start to his second campaign. Winston finished the night going 25-of-40 for 370 passing yards, two total touchdowns and a career-high two interceptions in a hard fought 37-31 win against Oklahoma State. That was a stark differe ...
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Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs! Jim Mora may not have liked early postseason discussion, but that's what makes Week 1 of the 2014 college football season even more intriguing. With the new format, four teams—voted on by a selection committee—have the opportunity to play on the year's biggest stage. That means College Football Playoff (CFP) implications start now. This year's Top 25 teams have already been established, per the AP Pol ...
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The 2014 college football season is officially underway, and the talk has already begun regarding the new playoff system. With the archaic BCS gone and a traditional four-team postseason in its place, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of the sport. After the final rankings of the year are released, the top four teams will be seeded in the semifinals of a bracket-style playoff system. The winners of each semifinal matchup then advance ...
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UCLA Bruins vs. Virginia Cavaliers Betting Odds: Analysis and Prediction

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The UCLA Bruins have been recharged under head coach Jim Mora, winning 19 games and a division title over his first two seasons with the program. They've also been making some good money, going 17-10 against the spread under Mora, including 6-2 ATS as double-digit favorites. UCLA falls into that category again when it opens this season with a cross-country trip to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday afternoon.   Point Spread: UCLA opened as 24-point favorites; ...
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Florida State vs. Oklahoma State betting guide, from spread to season props

Aug 28 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: SBNation

Florida State was a huge favorite every game last year, and 2014 is shaping up the same. They are -17 against Oklahoma State this weekend. The Florida State Seminoles will begin the defense of their national championship as 17.5-point favorites against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their season opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Seminoles marched to the national title last season with a perfect 14-0 record and start the 2014 campaign as 4/1 fa ...
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Jameis Winston: A 360-Degree View of College Football's Most Polarizing Figure

Aug 27 2014 7:24am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

He is a brilliant young man who does stupid things, a Heisman Trophy winner with an infectious smile who is the target of insidious accusations, a dual-sport star with what appears to be a dual personality. A few years ago, few had even heard of Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback who is also an outfielder and relief pitcher on the Seminoles baseball team. And now? Now, the national spotlight bathes him—initially in a ...
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