Monday September 22nd, 2014

Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire's father praised Jameis Winston for helping his son prepare to start last Saturday's game against Clemson, the Tallahassee Democrat's Natalie Pierre reports.

Maguire led Florida State to a 23-17 win against No. 22 Clemson on Saturday night. Winston was suspended for yelling obscenities in the school's student union.

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Kevin Maguire said Winston played a big role in helping his son get ready for the start.

"Everybody can say what they want about Jameis in the media and stuff. My whole family, we have nothing but the utmost respect for that kid for what he did for Sean (last) week. From Wednesday on, he prepped Sean and was by his side the whole entire time. Another class act, after the game he went up to Sean and he goes, 'I want to meet your parents.' We were in the locker room and the kid came up to us -- and he didn't have to -- shook my hand, gave my wife a hug and said, 'Congratulations, this kid did a great job, and enjoy the moment.' "

Maguire finished the game 305 yards on 21 of 39 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Florida State (3-0) will travel to NC State in Week 5 to play the Wolfpack.

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