Obviously, the unquestioned star of this college football offseason has been Johnny Manziel. And the star of Florida State Media Day was unquestionably quarterback Jameis Winston. On Sunday, he turned the Tallahassee event into the Jameis Winston show and held court by firing off one-liners and giving witty repartee.
The two sport star (he also contributed to the ‘Noles top ten baseball team) memorably gave us this gem:
“If I ever get Manziel Disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones.”
The redshirt freshman Winston is currently in a battle for the starting quarterback job with sophomore Jacob Coker, and he was asked a question about “Manziel disease.”
-Having Crown and Seven as your drink of choice, inspiring oneself to destroy golf clubs in anger in the middle at elite country clubs.
-flashing the hundos at the casino
-getting kicked out of a frat party at University of Texas
-I guess Manziel is pretty much the opposite of Jay Cutler. By that he gives us great copy; he’s interesting. Cutler is a former SEC QB who’s boring!
With E.J. Manuel gone now to the Buffalo Bills, the starting signal caller job is all up in the air now. And with the way Jameis Winston walks into a room full of reporters, you know he can handle being the man, having the spotlight shine upon him. Since spring football, it’s been pretty clear that Jameis could be one of college football’s next big things.
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