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Fisher kicked QB Winston out of practice before BCS title game

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher (right) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (left)
FSU QB Jameis Winston and coach Jimbo Fisher share a celebratory moment.
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP)

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.

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