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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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Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing

Oct 23 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: ESPN

Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situ ...
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Return of DeVante Parker bolsters 2015 NFL Draft wide receiver class

Oct 22 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: SBNation

In his first game of the season, the Louisville senior showed why he should be considered among the top wide receiver prospects in the draft. West Virginia's Kevin White has already emerged from moderate obscurity this college football season as a top wide receiver prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft. While he's more of a well-known name, the return of Louisville's DeVante Parker further bolsters the position. Parker injured his foot just before the season and missed ...
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Heisman Trophy 2014 Stock Watch: Who Is Rising and Falling Post-Week 8?

Oct 22 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Week 8 was highlighted by a Top Five game between Notre Dame and Florida State that had massive implications on the race for the College Football Playoff and a similarly important effect on the race for the Heisman Trophy. According to the Bovada numbers at Odds Shark, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston were two of the top seven pre-Week 8 Heisman candidates, and the result of a head-to-head matchup can go a long w ...
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Mo'ne Davis, Spike Lee and Sticking It to the NCAA Once and for All

Oct 22 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Teenage pitching phenomenon Mo'ne Davis was back on the national stage during the World Series—sorry, Major League Baseball's iteration of the World Series, not the Little League version that made her famous in the first place—in an ad for Chevrolet titled "Throw Like A Girl." Directed by Spike Lee, the 60-second television spot, which is part of a 16-minute film Chevrolet produce ...
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Projecting the ACC's 2014 conference race using advanced stats

Oct 22 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Florida State still has some work to do, and the national dream of a seven-way Coastal division tie is on life support. It's Win Projections Wednesday! (Last week: the Big 12.) Our general perception of the ACC title game is that an undefeated Florida State team is going to take on some 4-4 Coastal Division champion. But FSU still has some work to do to ensure the former, and Duke is threatening to completely ruin the latter. Let's see what the n ...
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Irked Fisher halts interview over rep query

Oct 20 2014 9:46pm CDT | Source: ESPN

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut short a media interview Monday after he was asked whether his reputation was taking a hit because of star quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field issu ...
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Bowl Projections: Predicting Top 2014-15 Postseason Matchups

Oct 20 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With the halfway point of the 2014-15 college football season a thing of the past, the inaugural College Football Playoff and the usual crop of bowl games are within reach. In other words, it is time to project how things will shake out. There are enough games in the books to know which teams stand out the most. We know who the top players in the country are and which players—such as Mississippi State's Dak Prescott—can will ...
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Jameis Winston Reportedly Expected to Declare for 2015 NFL Draft

Oct 20 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: Sports Business News

Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in ...
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Bowl Predictions 2014: Heavy Favorites in Danger of Postseason Upset

Oct 20 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Just when it seems the college football landscape appears set, another massive upset takes place. That shocker in Week 8 came when Baylor was knocked off by West Virginia in a convincing 14-point victory. Outside of Morgantown, several other programs made a statement Saturday. Of those, the biggest wins came from Alabama and Florida State, who both took down teams in the Top 25. That brings up an interesting dynamic when the postseason rolls around with so man ...
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Noles Beat Notre Dame: Jameis Winston Should Thank ESPN

Oct 18 2014 10:52pm CDT | Source: prommanow

[caption id="attachment_134642" align="alignright" width="300"] Oct 11, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) calls a play at the line against the Syracuse Orange .[/caption] I do not personally know FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, but I have watched every single game of his while he has been the quarterback at Florida State. He has al ...
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