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Jimbo Fisher high on Jameis Winston after FSU spring game

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Clint Trickett may have entered spring practice as the No. 1 quarterback for Florida State, but redshirt freshman Jameis Winston continues to capture a lot of attention in the first spring without E.J. Manuel. During FSU’s annual spring game on Saturday, Winston, a two-sport athlete for the ‘Noles, didn’t disappoint.

On his very first play, Winston threw a long touchdown pass and finished 12-for-15 for 205 yards and two scores.

“[Winston] came in here, and, like I said, he took advantage of opportunities,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That’s what you’ve got to do.”

Trickett still saw a significant amount of reps and finished 22-of-32 for 259 yards.

With running backs James Wilder, Jr., Devonta Freeman and Mario Pender all out with injuries, FSU’s spring game focused on the passing game. However, all three backs are expected to be back to 100 percent by the time preseason practice rolls around.

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10 Responses to “Jimbo Fisher high on Jameis Winston after FSU spring game”
  1. dawglb says: Apr 13, 2013 9:30 PM

    Trickett has pipe cleaners hanging from his shoulders…. There is no way he can be a D1 starter. We’ll see….

  2. rsb06d says: Apr 13, 2013 10:12 PM

    If a guy who barely knows the playbook can outplay a guy who’s been there for at least two years, I think it’s obvious who the starter needs to be

  3. sanduskyshowerboy says: Apr 14, 2013 8:38 AM

    Not to beat a dead horse Tricketts father is oline coach. He will be the starter. Also winstons two sport duty might hurt his ability to get rested

  4. jimmy53 says: Apr 14, 2013 11:06 AM

    Rsbo6d: Winston is a REDSHIRT freshman, he knows the play book very well.

    Sanduskyshowerboy: you obviously don’t watch FSU football–Jimbo has always made the best choice for the team. Not to mention Rick Trickett is a hard SOB, he’d be the first one to bench his kid if necessary.

  5. rsb06d says: Apr 14, 2013 12:25 PM

    ^touche. Forgot he was redshirted last year. It’s a wrap then, he’d be setting trickett up to fail by starting him. He’s a great backup but no way he can lead FSU to a national title

  6. tyn27 says: Apr 14, 2013 4:22 PM

    Winston is the future, and the future starts now. Trickett will be a great backup veteran for 2 years.

  7. rexrob says: Apr 14, 2013 5:10 PM

    Start Famous Jameis! FSU’s 2013 is essentially 10 cakewalks, with two tough matchups (at Clemson and at Florida). This is the perfect season to throw in a talented Redshirt Freshman, to prepare for FSU’s 2014 schedule (home against Florida, Clemson, and Notre Dame. Away games at Miami, and opening day against Oklahoma State in Cowboy’s Stadium). Winston will have a hot/cold 2013 season, then light it up for 2-3 years. This guy is a freak!

  8. shackdelrio says: Apr 14, 2013 11:42 PM

    Jimbo doesn’t need to delay the inevitable. Jameis is the future and needs to be the present. Start the kid.

  9. mgavin78 says: Apr 15, 2013 1:29 AM

    Go Canes!!!

  10. tlmoon2112 says: Apr 15, 2013 12:05 PM

    You were doing fine at “Jimbo Fischer is high”, you should have left it at that.

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