NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was thrilled with the way Jameis Winston ran the two-minute drill to win the BCS national championship.
That wasn't the case leading up to the big game.
Fisher says he kicked the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback out of the final practice before the Seminoles left Florida to travel to California.
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.
On Monday night, Winston led the top-ranked Seminoles on an 80-yard drive inside the Rose Bowl. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left to beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 and finish off a perfect season for Florida State.