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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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Winners and Losers of 2014 ACC Media Days

Jul 21 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
The ACC Football Kickoff took place Sunday and Monday in Greensboro, North Carolina, and even though it didn't boast the excess of SEC Media Days, it did boast the defending national champions, the Florida State Seminoles. Represented by head coach Jimbo Fisher, cornerback PJ Williams and, of course, quarterback Jameis Winston, FSU was easily the main attraction of the event. But with the fully afroed Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley (pictured above) among other non ...
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Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher says he puts peanuts in his Coke and that’s apparently a thing

Jul 21 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
To the surprise of approximately no one, defending Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was named the ACC’s preseason player of the year at the conference’s media days on Monday. But the gathering in Greensboro, N.C., was not devoid of news, thanks to Florida Sta ...
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College Football Handicapping: Odds and Picks to Win ACC

Jul 21 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
With fewer than six weeks before the start of another season of college football, Division IA teams all over the nation are busy preparing for what could be an historic run towards a berth in the first ever four-team playoff format for this year’s National Championship. It is obvious that certain teams, such as the defending champion Florida State Seminoles, have much better odds to make it into that field of four. However, most likely, the to ...
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2 days ago

Florida State Football: ACC Kickoff Gives Us a Look at New, More Mature Winston

Jul 21 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
Even before the approximately 100 media members had time to ask the first of many questions at ACC Kickoff, Jameis Winston had one himself. "How does it feel to have an ACC team come in here with a national championship?" the Florida State quarterback said, according to 247Sports' Tim Linafelt. "Can we get the ACC a round of applause? Finally, we took it away from the SEC. It's a blessing." The H ...
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2 days ago

What I learned from Jameis Winston at ACC Media Day

Jul 21 2014 5:31am CDT | Source: SBNation

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
Jameis Winston spoke a ton on Sunday at ACC Media Day. A conservative estimate of his sessions with the television reporters and the writers would have him at 15,000 words. And then he did radio row. Winston used a lot of chiches, but here are some of the takeaways from his time with the media. And he is still extremely confident. Winston said that the scholarship money he receives is enough for him. Thi ...
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ACC football kickoff: Florida State QB Jameis Winston is a main attraction

Jul 20 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
GREENSBORO, N.C. — If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston needed a reminder about the spotlight that follows him, he only had to look at the mass of people surrounding a ballroom table Sunday afternoon, eagerly waiting to ask about his on-field exploits and off-field hiccups. Read full article > ...
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2 days ago

Jameis Winston is fine with not getting paid

Jul 20 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
Maybe Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston should change his major to business.  Because it’s obvious that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t fully understand economics — and he doesn’t comprehend the manner in which the billion-dollar machine that is college football is screwing him. As explained by John Tay ...
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FSU's Winston: Have to 'live up to the hype'

Jul 20 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: iWon Sports

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Sunday at the ACC's preseason kickoff that he'd learned some valuable lessons about the glare of the spotlight he's endured -- and in some cases, created -- during ...
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3 days ago

Jameis Winston says scholarship, free education 'enough'

Jul 20 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
Jameis Winston spoke at ACC Media Days, and the reigning Heisman winner said the free education he gets is worthy compensation for his services. Everybody wanted to hear Jameis Winston speak at ACC Media Days, and pretty early on, he provided a sound bite that'll make some waves: Jameis Winston asked abt college athletes being paid: "We're blessed to get a free education.. And that's enough for ...
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4 days ago

ACC Media Days 2014: Full Schedule, Live Stream and Participants

Jul 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston Press Conference
For the first time since 2000, the Atlantic Coast Conference will begin the college football season with the reigning national champion in its ranks. Just like back then, the Florida State Seminoles are the team defending their title. All eyes will be on Heisman trophy winner and Noles' starting quarterback Jameis Winston. He will attempt to lead his team to another title, and perhaps a second-straight Heisman. ...
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