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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says Jameis Winston will miss just one practice and be available for all other spring activities for the defending national champions.
Winston, last season's Heisman Trophy winner, is also the closer on FSU's baseball team, which is ranked No. 2 in the country by Baseball America. The Seminoles have a weekend series at Georgia Tech starting April 11, but Fisher says Winston will still be at the Garnet & Gold spring game April 12.
|Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who has a 0.84 ERA as the closer for FSU's baseball team, will miss just one spring practice for the football team.|
"This is the funnest part of my life right now because I'm busy," Winston said. "The busier I can get, the better for me. I enjoy doing both, going back and forth.
The quarterback will miss Saturday's practice because he'll be returning from Clemson, where FSU plays a weekend series starting Friday. Clemson (12-7, 5-1 ACC) is in second place in the ACC's Atlantic division behind FSU (17-3, 5-1).
"That's a critical series for them," Fisher said. "He's playing such a critical role for them, he can do that."
Winston will need to develop chemistry with two new starting receivers and a new No. 1 running back in 2014.
He doesn't plan to do anything extra to keep his body from breaking down except sleep as much as possible.
"I literally have no time on my hands now," Winston said. "Usually I can have some down time with the guys, but now I've got to go home, go to bed, get some film-work in and call it a night."
Fisher has been a strong supporter of Winston playing baseball.
"I think he actually threw more (last year) because of their outfield stuff," Fisher said. "Being (the closer), he's not getting the innings, he's just getting quality innings. We'll keep up with how his arm feels and all that.
"It was funny, last year, the days he threw with us and during football season is when he had his highest velocities. We'll keep a close eye. We definitely don't want to injure him in any way, shape or form."
Winston said he doesn't use a calendar and the football and baseball coaches remain in constant contact to make sure his schedule runs smoothly. He also has a member of the sports information department text him regularly reminding Winston where to be and when.
"He's my memo man," Winston said with a laugh.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.