Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel’s winning performance against Duke on Saturday was a snapshot of what the Seminoles are capable of when the face of their offense is healthy and back in the starting lineup. That’s not a knock on backup quarterback Clint Trickett, who had impressive, respectable performances against ranked opponents while filling in for the injured Manuel, but if you ask Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, Manuel’s return to the lineup is integral in the team’s success.
“It has a lot to do with it,” Fisher said. “Using your quarterback and a guy of his caliber really affects your team. He does erase a lot of mistakes with his legs and has the ability to make plays with his leadership and toughness. It was one
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