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Jameis Winston will be Florida State’s opening day starter in 2013. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
We now know that when Florida State faces Pittsburgh in its season opener on Labor Day night, the man taking the first snap for the Seminoles will be redshirt freshman Jameis Winston. On Friday, Winston was named the starting quarterback for the upcoming season beating out redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker.
Winston became the favorite to win the job after a stellar 12-for-15 performance with 205 yards passing and two touchdowns in Florida State’s spring game. The battle for the job became a two-man race after redshirt junior and son of offensive line coach Rick Trickett, Clint Trickett, transferred to West Virginia following the spring practice.
Both Winston and Coker played well in the FSU spring game, both are dual-threat quarterbacks and both happen to be from Alabama, but only one could be the team’s starter and that guy was Winston. Winston, a Hueytown native, was the top quarterback of the 2012 recruiting class when he signed with the Seminoles.
Winston is a two-sport athlete at Florida State as he also pitches and plays the outfield for the Seminoles’ baseball team. Florida State fans are hopeful that Winston can have a career reminiscent of another two-sport star, 1993 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Charlie Ward.
Winston will become the first freshman to make an opening day start at Florida State under head coach Jimbo Fisher and the first for the school since Drew Weatherford started against Miami, also on Labor Day, in 2005.
Coker will be Winston’s backup while redshirt freshman Sean Maguire will begin the year third on the Florida State depth chart. Florida State look to win their fourth straight season opener on Labor Day in what will be the beginning of the Jameis Winston era.
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Jimbo Fisher, his wife Candi and their sons Trey (left) and Ethan (right). (Photo: The Fisher Family via Washington Post)
Warchant reports that when Florida State and Pittsburgh take the field for the opener on Labor Day night, both teams will be wearing a special helmet patch. The patch will raise awareness for Kidz1stFund, an organization created by Florida State head coach Jimbo...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The worst-kept secret in Tallahassee was confirmed on Friday night.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston as the starting quarterback for the season opener going into the game at Pittsburgh on Labor Day.
"Jameis will be the starter," Fisher said. "Just a little more consistency for a longer period...
The battle for QB at Florida State has finally come to an end. Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jimbo Fisher has taken the leap to name Jameis Winston starter at the QB position. This is what everyone originally assumed would happen after Winston impressed in the spring game by throwing for 205 yards and 2 TDs. However, things became interesting for the Seminoles when Jacob Coker started...
Rashad Greene will head a depleted FSU receiving corps. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)
The quarterback battle between redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker and redshirt freshman Jameis Winston continues to garner much attention both regionally and nationally. But whomever wins that battle looks to have a new problem: finding someone to throw to.
The receiving corps once looked to...
Jimbo Fisher has announced highly acclaimed redshirt freshman Jameis Winston as the starting quarterback for Florida State's first game against Pitt.
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