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QB battle at center stage in 'Noles spring game

Florida State Football
Posted at 7:12 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 19:12:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jimbo Fisher has four to choose from when he makes a decision on EJ Manuel's replacement.

The fourth-year Florida State coach has produced two top NFL quarterback prospects this far into his brief head coaching career and believes he'll be choosing his next quarterback from an equally talented field that will be showcased Saturday in the school's annual spring game.

Junior Clint Trickett starts off No. 1 with sophomore Jacob Coker and freshmen Jameis Winston and Sean McGuire in the hunt ... perhaps in that order.

McGuire jokes about being the forgotten man in the competition while Winston - who also pitches for the baseball Seminoles - is the loosest of the foursome with an upbeat personality and a constant smile.