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Winston jokes he'd follow Fisher to Texas

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Jameis Winston said he joked with Jimbo Fisher about speculation the coach will leave Florida State for Texas, and said if it happens he'd want to go, too.

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The Heisman Trophy winner met with the media Friday in the lead up to the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn.

He says he and his teammates have not concerned themselves with the speculation and reports about Fisher being a candidate to replace Mack Brown at Texas.

He added, jokingly: ''Even if Coach Fisher goes to Texas, I'm going to ask him can I go with you? Yeah, I'm serious. He's my coach.''

Fisher chuckled when heard about Winston's joke.

''He and I have a tremendous relationship,'' Fisher said. ''I think the world of him. He and I are very close, but we'll be right here.''

Fisher said he has not heard from Texas, but knows his name will remain in the rumor mill.

''It doesn't matter what I say, y'all are going to write what the heck you want until someone takes that job,'' Fisher said with a laugh. ''So, we're not going down that road. We're going to worry about a national championship right here. That's what I'm focused on and happy about.''

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