FSU came up big last night with an impressive win, beating the Pittsburgh Panthers 41-13. Much hyped Jameis Winston was absolutely superb in his debut. Nick O'Leary pulled in 3 TD's. The offense as a whole clicked. The new-look defense, after a slow start, appeared to be solid.
But let's get real, the night was owned by Winston. His name was all over Twitter. ESPN quickly put his name all over SportsCenter with headlines like "Win-ston" and "Famous Jameis." I paid particular attention to the Twitter reactions of a handful of former 'Noles football players. They had plenty to say about Winston, the win, and what they saw on field.
Former quarterback and now Buffalo Bills quarterback, E.J. Manuel was impressed by Winston's showing:
On the edge of my seat watching J pick em apart! #proud— EJ Manuel (@EJManuel3) September 3, 2013
FSU great, Danny Kanell (who also had a spectacular debut game as a quarterback for the Seminoles in '93), also liked what he saw from Winston :
As proud as I am watching this young Nole QB play, I'm just as proud with the way he is handling his early success. #class— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 3, 2013
Current NFL free agent, Travis Johnson, quickly jumped on the Jameis train:
The always animated Lonnie Pryor, a former fullback for the 'Noles, had a list of entertaining tweets. Here were a couple of my favorites:
Jameis is going to need the Progressive Rate Sucker to keep the girls off him lol world...— Lonnie Clinton Pryor (@LonnieCP34) September 3, 2013
You don't want to run into big Mr.Tim...trust me world...— Lonnie Clinton Pryor (@LonnieCP34) September 3, 2013
I, along with Pitt, would have to agree with Pryor's bit about Timmy Jernigan. But the tweet of the night goes to rookie Redskin running back, Chris Thompson. This one had me rolling:
I personally liked the neck roll on Chad Abram... made him look intimidating.
Lonnie please text your boy Chad and tell him immediately get rid of the neck roll.— Chris Thompson (@ChrisThompson_4) September 3, 2013
Anyhow, it's your turn. What is your reaction to the win last night?