It's a good thing for Florida State that this was practice and not on Monday night.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said that Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston got kicked out of practice before the BCS Championship Game. The final practice in Florida before the game, that is.
Fisher says he took issue with how Winston was performing during a two-minute drill and sent the quarterback to the locker room.
"The thing about two-minute that you've got to be real careful of, it's not about you," Fisher said Tuesday. "You can get so involved that you're going to win the game — the key is to use all the weapons around you. He did that in that game."
"The mindset that you have to have, which he had all year, I just saw it drifting," he said.
Fisher said that he and Winston had a productive conversation after practice and emerged with a better understanding of each other.
That mindset was definitely not drifting during the game. Trailing by four to Auburn, Florida State got the ball with two timeouts and 1:11 left on Monday night. Thanks to a 49-yard completion to Rashad Greene on the second play of the drive, Winston led the Seminoles on an eight-play possession that culminated in the 2-yard winning touchdown toss to Kelvin Benjamin.
In those eight plays that won Florida State the BCS title, Winston completed passes to five different Florida State players. With Winston's return as a redshirt sophomore next season, the Seminoles will likely be the consensus preseason No. 1.
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