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Manuel takes big step forward

Against Clemson, senior quarterback displays improved presence in the pocket

Updated: September 25, 2012, 10:45 AM ET
By David M. Hale | NoleNation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- EJ Manuel celebrated the biggest game of his life with pancakes.

It was nearly 1 a.m. when he finished soaking in the platitudes from the media after a 49-37 win over Clemson, a game in which he set career highs in passing and rushing yardage and pushed his way to the forefront of the Heisman Trophy race. But there was no raucous celebration.

Manuel had earned the game ball, which he signed and gave to his father. Then the pair headed to IHOP for a late meal before ...

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