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Winston-Mariota Next Manning-Leaf?

Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report

Battle for Winston's Successor

Dave Miller, National Football Post

Open Letter From Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas, The Players' Tribune

Winston's Best Bet: Come Clean to NFL

Christine Brennan, USA Today

The off-field concerns teams once had about Jameis Winston are mostly gone.   Numerous team officials say that as teams have met with Winston, he has answered every question and ...(full article)

It’s not easy to replace a former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Not even at Florida State, where head coach Jimbo Fisher has been able to re-stock the talent cupboard e...(full article)

I suppose you might have heard the news by now. Today, I signed a long-term contract to become a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. One of my bigger priorities going into this off...(full article)

The Jaguars might very well hold the key for unfolding the first-round order with their No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, just about two months away. Tennessee can stake a...(full article)

Jameis Winston could be a No. 1 draft pick like no other, but not in the way he might hope. His resume of misbehavior at Florida State, including an alleged sexual assault that w...(full article)

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Bucs Running Smoke Screen on Winston?

Lovie Smith caused a tidal wave of media copy on Wednesday with his declaration that the Buccaneers are just fine with the character of former Florida State quarterback Jameis Wi...

Winston, Mariota Split by Very Little, Everything

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota each won the Heisman Trophy. Both are likely top-10 picks in an upcoming NFL draft otherwise lacking exceptional quarterback talent. And that's ...

NFL Background Checks Just PR Shams

The NFL scouting combine begins this week and the activity that yields the least information compared to its hype isn't the 40-yard dash times of nose guards. It is team executiv...

Is New York Times Smearing Winston?

Over the past year The New York Times has published thousands of words about the rape allegation against Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State University quarterback Jameis Wi...

Edgy QB Might Push Bucs Over Edge

And so Johnny Manziel is in rehab. Let's hope the Tampa Bay Bucs are taking notes. Manziel's totally predictable freefall gives the Bucs a cautionary Buyer Beware warning regardin...

Firing Vaughn New Bump in Magic 'Rebuild'

You can't fire the owners. You can't fire the players. And, so, Coach Jacque Vaughn took the fall Thursday for the Orlando Magic's abysmal season and a three-year rebuild that's lo...

Work Just Starting for NFL Bottom-Feeders

Though the confetti is still settling from Super Bowl XLIX, teams around the NFL have already turned their attention toward 2015, knowing that there are just a few months with wh...

Florida State's Uncomfortable CFP Lesson

As the cliché goes, hindsight is 20/20. Or in this case, 42-20. And 59-20. The combined College Football Playoff margins of victory by Ohio State over Oregon and Oregon over Flo...

How NFL Can Save Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston’s announcement that he will be heading to the NFL after two years at Florida State isn’t all that surprising. Equipped with a Heisman Trophy, a national champion...

Who Can Afford to Pass Up Winston?

What most considered a certainty is now official. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, where he is expected to be a high first-round pick. If pl...

Winston's Gone, and Tallahassee Rejoices

Hallelujah! Hip hip hooray! Yippee!!! That was the response you heard when the news broke Wednesday morning that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was forgoing his fi...

What's Next for Jameis Winston?

Here it is, America: Your moment of Zen. Happy 2015. (And in an instant, one birthday party with MC Tom Rinaldi at the Rose Bowl some 360 days past, suddenly feels a lot closer to ...

America Gets Its Wish: FSU Crushed

Are you satisfied now, America? You finally got your wish. You finally got what you've wanted for two seasons now. FS-Shoo! Or, more appropriately — considering Florida State...

SEC Is History; Duck Dynasty to Begin?

They could've saved us all that trouble and just played the Rose Bowl the way it's meant to be played - Pac-12 vs. Big Ten in the Granddaddy of 'em All. Instead, Oregon and Ohio ...

Winston Loses, But the Guy's a Winner

Florida State's national title hopes were on the line and, once again, it was up to quarterback Jameis Winston to make a play — a throw, a run, something, anything to save ...

FSU Forgets to Duck in Oregon's Rout

The Oregon Ducks dominated the first College Football Playoff semifinal ever, forcing the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles into a string of second-half turnovers...

Bring on the Hate for Florida State

If this was one of those spaghetti westerns on late-night TV, they would be the guy with the scraggly beard, half-chewed cigar and black hat. If this was a horror movie, they wou...

Heisman QBs as Different as They Come

One Heisman is bursting out of his jersey, all smiles and certainty. "I always have a win-win mentality," Jameis Winston says. The other Heisman is swallowed up by his jersey, all ...

Ohio St. QB to FSU Has 2 Upsides

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'Granddaddy of Them All' Begins to Dodder

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Perfect Record Not Enough for Florida State

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FSU's Ramsey Looking to Trash Ducks

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Watch Out for Worry-Free Florida State

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NFL Faces Dilemma on Drafting Winston

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Little in Common Except Heisman Trophy

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Jameis Winston, Title IX and Rape Culture

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Winston Cleared, But Future Murky

Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared by retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding in his code of conduct disciplinary hearing. Winston, who ...

Florida's New Plan? Channel Saban

Working as an assistant under Nick Saban is worth a fortune on the resume. After attempting to replicate the Alabama model with the hire of former Saban defensive coordinator Will ...

#FSUTwitter a Hashtag of Hate

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FSU's Season About to Be Ramblin' Wreck?

Ever since the Florida State Seminoles barely survived an overtime thriller against Clemson back in September, the team has been hanging in the national championship race by its fi...

Winston's Protection Will Break Down

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Pressure on McElwain - Will He Break?

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Dissed by Panel, FSU a BCS Darling

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Florida State Knows Life as the Villain

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More Than Wins on Line in Rivalry Week

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CFP Breeds Plenty of Rhetoric

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Shooting Makes FSU Look Sympathetic

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Tragedy Interrupts Florida State's Season

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Gators Should Grab Shanahan

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In Defense of Florida State

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Back Surgery Ends Howard's Season

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Magic's Turkoglu Out 3 Weeks

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Knicks Whip Dysfunctional Magic

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Jaguars Fumble Chance to Nab QB

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Florida Tall Order for Marquette

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Magic Get Rare Win Over Elite Team

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Magic Still Resisting Howard Trade

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Duke Avenges Loss to Florida State

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Duke Looking for Revenge vs. FSU

Duke had just put the finishing touches on one of its stronger efforts of the ACC season, walloping Boston College 75-50 on Sunday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Yet, it didn't t...

Nets to Slash Prices vs. Magic

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ACC Crown in Sight for Florida State

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Howard Lifts Magic to 5th Straight

The Orlando Magic looked tired Tuesday night. But Dwight Howard, Von Wafer and Glen Davis provided a spark. Playing their second game in as many nights, and with another one loomi...

Howard Not Expecting Trade in '12

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Howard: Trade Request 'Still Stands'

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Patchwork Jaguars to Face Falcons

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Nets Building Trade for Howard

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Florida's Young Has Career Night

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Big Win, Big Apology for Orange

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Jaguars Likely Stuck in Jacksonville

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Bucky Badger is the people's Final

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FSU's Dwayne Bacon steals show to w

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Jameis Winston, teammates to take c

Jameis Winston met with former teammates like TE Nick O’Leary and WR Christian Green outside of FS...

UF coaches seek more from Gators af

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