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Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston

Florida State Quarterback, Jameis Winston is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.

Jameis Winston Heisman TrophyThe most prestigious award in college football was announce on Saturday.

Winston, a freshman, is a  prototypical 6-foot-4 pocket passer with a rifle for a right arm is the fourth straight quarterback to win the Heisman, and the 12th in the past 13 years to take home the honor.

Winston becomes the third Florida State player to win the prestigious award, joining quarterbacks Charlie Ward (1993) and Chris Weinke (2000).  At 19 years old, he is the youngest winner.

Winston’s 2013 season has been nothing short of incredible. He has thrown for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns and his brilliant freshman season isn’t done.

He will lead the Florida State Seminoles to play for  it’s first national title since 1999, 23 days from now in Pasadena, Calif., against No. 2 Auburn and Heisman finalist Tre Mason.2013 Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston

 Joining him tonight for the trophy presentation were Heisman finalists are Alabama’s AJ McCarron, Auburn’s Tre Mason, Boston College’s Andre Williams and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, who won the Heisman in 2012.

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College Football Career:

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wins Heisman TrophyWinston committed to Florida State University on February 3, 2012,  and redshirted the 2012 college football season behind senior quarterback EJ Manuel.

In Winston’s college debut, he completed 25 of 27 passes with four passing touchdowns along with a rushing touchdown against the University of Pittsburgh. On December 14th 2013, Winston became the second consecutive Freshman to win the Heisman Trophy

Winston won the Heisman Trophy on December 14, 2013, beating out quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Jordan Lynch, and Johnny Manziel, the previous winner, as well as running backs Tre Mason and Andre Williams.  He became the second freshman to win the award, after Manziel won the previous year. Winston is also the youngest to win the award, at 19 years and 342 days.

Winston, the dual sport star — he also pitches and plays outfield for the Florida State baseball team.

Sexual Assault Allegations:

Winston was accused of sexual assault in an incident last December by a former Florida State student.

On November 14, 2013, it was announced that the Florida State Attorney’s Office would open an investigation into a sexual assault complaint involving Winston that was originally filed with the Tallahassee Police Department on December 7, 2012.

The complaint was originally investigated by the police and classified as open/inactive in February 2013 with no charges being filed. Tallahassee police have stated that the complaint was made inactive “when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time” and then re-examined after media requests for information started coming in early November. On December 5, 2013, state attorney Willie Meggs announced the completion of the investigation and that no charges would be filed against Winston in this case.  

Six Heisman Finalist Named

Heisman Trophy winner 2013 FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston

UPDATE: Jameis Wintson is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.  Winston was the favorite to win the Heisman on Saturday night. He’s had a magical freshman season on the field, leading Florida State to the national championship. But of course he’s had to face sexual assault allegations off it.

Jamesis Winston 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner

Congratulations to the Finalists: Jordan Lynch,  Johnny Manziel,  Tre Mason,  AJ McCarron,   Andre Williams  and Jameis Winston.

Related Sports Topics Florida State, Florida State Football, Florida State Seminoles, Heisman Trophy, Jameis Winston,

heisman-presentationA look at the six Heisman finalists…Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received 44.8% of the vote in the final Gannett Heisman survey before ballots were due Monday, signaling he is the clear favorite for the award, which will be announced Saturday in New York.

Johnny Manziel:  AKA Johnny Football won the award last year and has put together a pretty impressive encore, tallying 4,418 total yards (3,732 passing, 686 rushing), 41 total touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

  • ABOUT:  Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an American football quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback.

Jordan Lynch:  Northern Illinois’ Lynch has “only” 2,676 yards and 23 scores through the air, but as one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in America, he has posted another 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns rushing.

  • ABOUT:  Jordan Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

AJ McCarron:  For McCarron, who has enjoyed such a productive collegiate career, this is a bit of a “lifetime-achievement” honor, although 2,676 yards, 26 touchdowns, just five interceptions and an 11-1 record is quite impressive.

  • ABOUT:  Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

College Football 2013 – Recapping Week 13

What a weekend in the world of college football! We had blowouts ( see FSU, ‘Bama, South Carolina, Clemson ), upsets ( see Florida College Sports Newshumiliated by Georgia Southern ), hype and drama that didn’t unfold ( see Baylor vs. OK St and Missouri vs. Mississippi ), dreams shattered ( see Baylor and Oregon ), and more of the same ( the Duke express rolls along, Wisconsin nears another 10 win season, Les Miles wins again following a loss, and Fresno St. and Northern Illinois keep winning ). All the emotions and the roller coaster rides we took yesterday will pale in comparison to what is going to happen next week. Let’s wrap up Week 13 first.

The Luckeyes were one of the biggest winners yesterday when the Baylor hype machine never got their offense on track and got dumped by Pistol Pete and OK State. Had Baylor prevailed, they surely would have passed OSU in the BCS standings and sit there waiting for FSU or Alabama to fall. Ohio State must now get through the state of Meechigan ( vs. the Wolverines this week and then against Sparty in the Big 10 championship game ) if they have any hope of going to the BCS title game to get embarrassed by another SEC team.

Missouri went to Mississippi and played a rock solid game keeping their SEC East title hopes alive. All they have to do now is beat Texas A&M and they will get the winner of Alabama and Auburn in the SEC Championship game. Whoever wins the SEC championship will most likely play FSU for the BCS championship. The Tigers got a boost from QB James Franklin returning from an injury.

South Carolina and Clemson both crushed fellow in state schools, Coastal Carolina and The Citadel, setting up the “Palmetto State Championship” in Columbia. Seems like the old days….Spurrier hangs 70 on someone! The real USC goes for it’s fifth win in a row vs. their upstate rival. USC needs Johnny Football to go to the other Columbia ( Columbia, Missouri ) and knock them off so the Gamecocks can win the SEC East and play the winner of the Iron Bowl in the SEC championship game.

Let’s see….Oregon has gone from meeting ‘Bama for the BCS title to playing Ohio State in the Rose Bowl to playing somebody in some meaningless bowl game. OUCH!!

Les Miles was 22-1 after a loss. Make that 23-1 now as the Tigers contained Johnny Football all day long on a sloppy field in Baton Rouge. It has been a tough year for LSU and although they are ranked 16th, they can play with anyone in America.

And the Duke express rolls along! They are now 9-2 with only their hated rival UNC standing in their way to the ACC Championship game. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, basketball, baseball, women’s soccer, or lacross, these schools don’t like each other and always seem to be playing for a conference championship. What would happen if the Dookies beat UNC and then beat FSU in the ACC Championship game? Unthinkable!!

Arizona State – the best 2 loss team in the country? Only 2 losses came at Stanford and at Notre Dame. Hmmm……

By this time next Sunday, will we see a coach fired at Florida? After losing to Georgia Southern yesterday the Gators are in shambles. We know about all the injuries but you just can’t let a team like that beat you. Just ask Michigan. No disrespect to Southern but you are …Florida…multiple national championships…legendary coaches. Will Muschamp could have stayed at Texas – he was the coach in waiting – waiting for Mack Brown to retire. But instead, he took the Gator job and may now be on his way out the door. Here is a coaching scenario for you. TEAM X – Head Coach Bobby Petrino. Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin. Defensive Coordinator Will Muschamp!

Is anyone going to win the Heisman? No one, and I mean no one, has stepped up in the last few weeks to “win” the award. All have had the opportunity and all have failed when the lights have come on. Jameis Winston has played well versus the Little Sisters of the Poor but his off field problems may soon come to a head. Fresno State QB Derek Carr has really moved up the leader board. AJ McCarron can lock it up with a huge game if Alabama rolls Auburn. What about Boston College running back Andre Williams? All he has done this year is rush for over 2,000 yards! We are in a pass happy era and RB’s don’t get much love anymore.

A TO Z TOP 25:

  1. Alabama 11-0
  2. FSU 11-0
  3. Ohio State 11-0
  4. Auburn 10-1
  5. Clemson 10-1
  6. Missouri 10-1
  7. Stanford 9-2
  8. South Carolina 9-2
  9. Oklahoma State 10-1
  10. Michigan State 10-1
  11. Baylor 9-1
  12. Oregon 9-2
  13. Fresno State 10-0
  14. Northern Illinois 11-0
  15. Wisconsin 9-2
  16. LSU 8-3
  17. Oklahoma 9-2
  18. Arizona State 9-2
  19. Louisville 10-1
  20. UCF 9-1
  21. Texas A&M 8-3
  22. UCLA 8-3
  23. Notre Dame 8-3
  24. USC 9-3
  25. Duke 9-2

WEEK 14 KEY GAMES:

#1 Alabama @ #4 Auburn

#2 FSU @ Florida

#3 Ohio State @ Michigan

#5 Clemson @ #8 South Carolina

#21 Texas A&M @ #6 Missouri

#23 Notre Dame @ #7 Stanford

Minnesota @ #10 Michigan State

Oregon State @ #12 Oregon

Arizona @ #18 Arizona State

#22 UCLA @ #24 USC

#25 Duke @ UNC

What a schedule to wind down the college football regular season. Do you realize that everyone in the Top 10 ( with the exception of OK State – they have a bye ) has a chance of losing this week? Sure, many of them are playing each other and we could be in for one of the greatest weekends of college football…EVER!! The “what if” scenarios are mind boggling this week. A few weeks ago Oregon State @ Oregon was looking like a feature game. Not anymore! Just another rivalry game now. Jobs are at stake, a Heisman is on the line, and a suspension looming in the battle for state supremacy in Florida. Ohio State hasn’t played a meaningful road game this year and Michigan is awful. Sounds like an OSU blowout, right? Seriously, a Duke win over hated UNC and the Blue Devils win the ACC Coastal? Wake me up when this dream ends! Does Johnny Football have one more heroic game left in his career? The Gamecocks sure hope so! After his dismal performance yesterday against LSU, you have to believe A&M will bounce back. How will Missouri handle the pressure with the SEC East title on the line? Things will be CRAZY in Columbia, SC when the dreaded orange team from the north comes to town. Williams Brice Stadium will be electric as the Gamecocks go for another win against Clemson. Connor Shaw ( starting QB for USC ) has never lost a home game as the starter. And lastly, the Iron Bowl in Auburn as Alabama comes to town. This is why we play the games. Everything is on the line. A Heisman Trophy is at stake. The SEC West Championship is on the line. A trip to the BCS championship game hangs on the outcome. Gus Malzahn has been there before. Nick Saban is always there. Recruiting decisions await the outcome. State pride on the line. Gameday will be there. Love it or hate it, this is SEC football – the greatest conference in the world!

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College Football 2013 – Recapping Week 12

College Football A - ZJust when you thought there may be some stability in the world of college football after a few wild weeks, BAM, we got hit with another crazy week.

Iron Bowl Alabama and AuburnRight from the opening kickoff, Auburn was in total control over Georgia. Georgia had to win to keep it’s slim SEC east hopes alive and fell behind by 20 points in the 4th quarter. Then, QB Aaron Murray took control and the ‘Dawgs fought back to take the lead with a little over a minute to go. The knock on Murray has been that in the big games he can’t pull out a win. He surgically cut up the Tiger defense and kept Georgia’s title hopes alive until the last play of the game when 2 Georgia defenders tipped a pass in the air that somehow fell into the Auburn receivers hand for a game winning TD.

I said a few weeks ago that Auburn really controlled the entire SEC race. Sure enough, with that win, they eliminated Georgia and are now on the verge of another Iron Bowl showdown with #1 Alabama in 2 weeks.

Win that one and they play for the SEC championship game. What a turnaround after the Gene Chizek debacle!

If that game didn’t get your juices flowing, then hopefully the Southern Cal vs. Stanford game did. Stanford, coming off a dismantling win over Oregon, has had the Trojan’s number over the last few years. USC has been playing very well since their ouster of Lane Kiffin and for the first time in several years, the Trojans had something to play for. They jumped on the Cardinal early, held on, and kicked a game winning field goal at the buzzer. Bedlam pursued as the Trojan faithful stormed the field. Could we be heading for a MONSTER showdown in 2 weeks between the Trojans and the Bruins for a chance to play Oregon in the PAC 12 championship game? WOW!!

Maybe the biggest game of the day was at Cameron Indoor Stadium where Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils moved closer yet again to another ACC title. What a minute…this is football season. Why are we talking about basketball? Isn’t Duke a perennial football power? What the hell is going on here? Duke routs the stumbling “U” and is now in control of the ACC Coastal Division and on their way to the ACC championship game against FSU. This can’t be happening. What are we talking about here? Duke football? With 2 road games left, at Wake Forest and at UNC, Duke is on it’s way to playing for a conference championship and major bowl game! Congrats to everyone associated with the Duke football program!

BCS National ChampionshipIt will be very interesting tonight on the BCS Countdown Show. Let’s see if the Talking Heads will want to put FSU at #1 because Alabama had a bit of a letdown last night with a lackluster performance at Mississippi State. Let’s see….play a tough SEC schedule or play Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Idaho. Hmmmm……..America wants Alabama and FSU in the BCS title game and FSU has a cake walk to get there. ‘Bama still has to go to Auburn and then the SEC championship game.

Staying in the SEC, the east race tightened up last night when South Carolina nipped a determined Florida squad and Auburn beat Georgia. The Steve Supperior lead Gamecocks now just need a little help from Mississippi or Texas A&M to get a piece of the Crimson Tide for the SEC title game. Remember the last time South Carolina played Alabama? Just saying…..

OK, so I rip Ohio State every chance that I can. Here is the reality. I feel bad for the kids, they don’t make the schedules.

The administration should be ashamed of themselves for not giving the Buckeyes a chance to play in the big game. Sure, they have won 22 straight games under Urban but it’s almost 22 meaningless games when you don’t beat or play any quality competition. For them ( and the Big 10 ) to get relevant again, they are going to have to upgrade their schedule and prove to all of America that they can play with the SEC or PAC 12 heavies.

Speaking of the Big 10, how about those Cornshuckers? For 5 straight years under Bo, they have lost 4 games every year. Yesterday, they lost their third game for 2013 and with 2 games remaining ( and maybe a pitiful bowl game ), they are well on their way to ANOTHER 4 loss season. How much longer can this go on in Lincoln?

Did yesterday finally seal the fate of Mack Brown and his tenure at Texas? After starting out 1-2, the Longhorns ripped off 5 wins in a row and the buzz was back. But, after laying a cow pie yesterday versus OK State, Mack may be on his way out now with a new AD riding into town. Great career, great ambassador for the game, but it’s time to move on.

A TO Z TOP 25:

  1. Alabama 10-0
  2. FSU 10-0
  3. Oregon 9-1
  4. Auburn 10-1
  5. Baylor 9-0
  6. Ohio State 10-0
  7. Missouri 9-1
  8. Clemson 9-1
  9. South Carolina 8-2
  10. Oklahoma State 9-1
  11. Stanford 8-2
  12. Texas A&M 8-2
  13. Fresno State 9-0
  14. Michigan State 9-1
  15. Northern Illinois 10-0
  16. UCLA 8-2
  17. LSU 7-3
  18. Wisconsin 8-2
  19. Oklahoma 8-2
  20. Louisville 9-1
  21. Arizona State 8-2
  22. UCF 8-1
  23. Minnesota 8-2
  24. Duke 8-2
  25. USC 8-3

Quick Heisman update. Johnny Manziel is statisically having a better year than last season. With huge road games left at LSU and at Missouri, he has the national spotlight to capture his second Heisman in a row. Jameis Winston has put up numbers v Wake, The ‘Cuse, and this week against Idaho. Both have off the field issues and AJ McCarron could have put a nail in the coffin last night but he had an average game. Wide open with a few weeks to go!

WEEK 13 KEY GAMES:

#3 Oregon @ Arizona

#5 Baylor @ #10 Oklahoma State

#7 Missouri @ Mississippi

#12 Texas A&M @ #17 LSU

#14 Michigan State @ Northwestern

#21 Arizona State @ #16 UCLA

#18 Wisconsin @ #23 Minnesota

#19 Oklahoma @ Kansas State

#24 Duke @ Wake Forest

Duke and Minnesota both in the TOP 25?? Great stories that make us love college football! K State lost 4 of their first 6 games and have now won 4 in a row. Watch out Boomer Sooner! The Baylor express keeps moving on and up the leaderboard. UCLA better not be looking ahead to their cross town rival USC or ASU will spank them! With a win, Michigan State moves closer to a showdown with the Buckeyes for the Big 10 championship. Oregon has reclaimed the PAC 12, let’s see what they do with their new life. Stomachs will be churning when Missouri travels to Mississippi. Will their title hopes be shattered? It will be wild down in the Bayou this weekend as the Johnny Football circus travels to Baton Rouge.

It is too bad that we are winding down to the end of another awesome year in college football. There are a lot of stories still to be written and with every week, the drama continues to build. Only 6 more days to go before another zany, nail biting, gut wrenching, heart pounding weekend of college football!

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College Football 2013 – Recapping Week 10

Week 10 was a setup week in college football, a prelude to what’s to come.

The big game of the day was to be Miami at FSU. The funny thing is that if it was such a “big game”, why was the spread 21 points?? That’s a blowout, not the feature game of the week! And, FSU did what they were supposed to do…blow out the ‘Canes.

I know that FSU has become the new media darling and everyone is now clamoring for Jameis Winston to win the Heisman, but, as Lee Corso so often says, “not so fast my friend”! Here is the reality. FSU has won the their division in the ACC. In the ACC College Football BCSchampionship game they will face the Hurricanes again. Can you say…Blowout…Again?? Especially since Miami lost their top RB for the year Duke Johnson last night. And by the way, FSU has Wake Forest, Syracuse, Idaho, and Florida left on their regular season schedule before their ACC championship game vs. The “U” again. That schedule is so…..Ohio State like!! They will not get any BCS love for that schedule down the stretch.

In the meantime, Oregon has to play Stanford, Utah, Arizona, and Oregon State before their PAC 10 championship game. As much as I hate the BCS, Oregon will get more love and if they go undefeated, they will face Alabama for the BCS title, period. What if we had a 4 team playoff for this year? #1 Alabama vs. #4 Ohio State and #2 Oregon vs. #3 FSU. ‘Bama routs the Buckeyes and Oregon beats FSU. Then Alabama meets Oregon for the BCS title. Any different than what we will have this year? The Tide will play the Ducks for the BCS title and OSU will play FSU in the Rose Bowl. But wait a minute…what if LSU beats Alabama? What if Auburn beats Alabama? What if Stanford beats Oregon? What if Michigan State beats Ohio State in the Big 10 championship game? What if South Carolina beats LSU in the SEC championship game? What if Baylor beats Oklahoma, Texas Tech, OK. State, TCU, and Texas? Does undefeated FSU play undefeated Baylor for the BCS championship? How can the SEC champion not play for the BCS crown? Too much time left, too many games left, and way too many scenarios left to be played out. How about we let the season unfold and enjoy the last few weeks of another unbelievable year in college football. If only the NFL was this exciting!

BCS Poll College FootballBoy, did the schedule makers really screw this week’s schedule up! For all of us couch potatoes out there, this Saturday could have been a college football junkies fantasy day. We should have had #8 Oklahoma @ #5 Baylor at noon. The 3:30 game should have been #2 Oregon @ #6 Stanford. And the 8:00 prime time game should have been #14 LSU @ #1 Alabama. But noooooo…..for some stupid reason we have the Sooners and Bears playing on THURSDAY night @7:30 and  Oregon and Stanford @ 9:00 also on Thursday. That is awful for what may be some the biggest games of the year. We are forced to choose between the 2 or go back and forth and the folks on the east coast probably can’t stay up and watch the finish of the PAC 10 game. Poor, poor scheduling for these critical games!

Maybe, just maybe, Ohio State may play 1 competitive game this year. After Sparty dismantled the Wolverines yesterday, State may get a chance to play the Luckeyes for the Big 10 championship. Michigan, now 6-2, could easily be 4-4 right now. Wait a minute…didn’t Coach Hoke say that there is more to college football than the SEC? Didn’t he say the Big 10 was on par with the SEC.  Newsflash to Coach Hoke ( Coach Charlie Strong please listen also ). Shut your mouth and play the games. You coach and let the fans shoot off their mouths! Asking – begging for respect always gets you trouble!

College Football UpdatesI thought Longhorn nation had fired Coach Mack Brown? OK, I said he should/would be fired also. All of a sudden, Texas, after a dismal 1-2 start, has ripped off 5 straight wins and is knocking on the Top 25 door. Maybe Mack has something left in him after all. Speaking of teams getting hot at the right time, how about those USC Trojans?

After Lane Kiffin was jerked off the plane and kicked to the curb, the Trojans have played well the last 2 weeks and may just salvage their season!

Another hot team right now is BYU. After inexplicably losing their opener against Virginia, they have now won 5 straight and with upcoming games with Wisconsin and Notre Dame, they could finish with a flurry and get a lot of national love! On the flip side, Va. Tech loses game 1 to ‘Bama and then rips off 6 straight wins. Hokie nation is getting the fever back and then they go bust by losing to the Dookies last week and then again losing yesterday to BC. Hokie fans everywhere have had their hearts ripped out this year.

A To Z Top 25

  1. Alabama 8-0
  2. Oregon 8-0
  3. FSU 8-0
  4. Ohio State 9-0
  5. Baylor 7-0
  6. Stanford 7-1
  7. Clemson 8-1
  8. Oklahoma 7-1
  9. Missouri 8-1
  10. Auburn 8-1
  11. Miami 7-1
  12. Oklahoma State 7-1
  13. Texas A&M 7-2
  14. LSU 7-2
  15. South Carolina 7-2
  16. Fresno State 8-0
  17. Louisville 7-1
  18. Northern Illinois 9-0
  19. Michigan State 8-1
  20. UCLA 6-2
  21. Texas Tech 7-2
  22. Wisconsin 6-2
  23. UCF 6-1
  24. Notre Dame 7-2
  25. Arizona State 6-2

WEEK 11 KEY GAMES:

#14 LSU @ #1 Alabama

#2 Oregon @ #6 Stanford

#8 Oklahoma @ #5 Baylor

#10 Auburn @ Tennessee

Virginia Tech @ #11 Miami

Mississippi State @ #13 Texas A&M

#20 UCLA @ Arizona

Kansas State @ #21 Texas Tech

BYU @ #22 Wisconsin

Nebraska @ Michigan

So far, this is the biggest week of the year in college football. The season/polls would be turned upside down if Alabama, Oregon, and Baylor were to lose. How does Miami bounce back after last nights blowout loss at FSU? The SEC east is wide open right now and a LSU win over ‘Bama really changes the west and then suddenly Auburn has control over the entire SEC. If they ( Auburn ) beat Georgia, Georgia is eliminated from the east. November 30 then becomes the biggest day of the year. Auburn goes to Alabama and Missouri hosts Texas A&M. WOW!! Hard to think that unranked Nebraska plays unranked Michigan this week. Keep an eye on BYU at Wisconsin….could be one of the best games of the week in a week filled with monster national implications!

Don’t you just love college football!!

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