"I knew nobody else was going to care, to be honest with you," said Manuel. "People will say, sorry, and this and that, but you've still got to go out and play. I understood that. That's why I never really said anything publicly about it, because Florida State fans may say sorry, but when you're not winning games, they're still going to have things to say negatively or just be upset. They just won't be happy, just like I won't be happy. It was tough. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't. It was definitely tough, but God got me through it. I did a lot of praying and my parents did the same."