Oct 5, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

FSU cornerback Lamarcus Joyner credits leadership for ‘Noles hot start

The Florida State Seminoles, fresh of their huge win over the then-No. 3 Clemson Tigers, are ranked second – How do y’all feel about that, Oregon fans? — in the first iteration of the BCS standings. With a game against the North Carolin State Wolfpack set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff this upcoming Saturday, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, who had an interception against Clemson, talked with the Miami Herald about the difference between this year’s team and last year’s:

I think since my four years here this is the first brotherhood I’ve been a part of to embrace that challenge. You look at last year, you have a bunch of talent. But you have talent with no belief. We lacked leadership. No one embraced leadership.


This year, the younger guys are looking up to the older guys. [And] you have a young guy like Jameis Winston. Most of the time you’re appointed a time for leadership. He’s a natural leader. We respect that, so we follow his lead.

Few teams have looked as dominate as FSU has this year, and expect all eyes to be on the ‘Noles when they take on the for-now undefeated Miami Hurricanes in two weeks. Until then, amuse yourselves by yelling about the BCS standings and the evil computers.

[Source: Miami Herald]

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