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EJ Manuel Not Playing for FSU; Clint Trickett to Start Against Clemson

Florida State will have to take on their rival Clemson Tigers today without their star quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful EJ Manuel.

Manuel was not able to warm up as the injury to his non-throwing shoulder he suffered against Oklahoma proved to be too much for him, as he will miss the first start of his career.

In walks Clint Trickett who it looks like will get the first start of his career.

Tirckett performed admirably last week when he filled in for Manuel and showed a great deal of confidence as we wasn't afraid to make seemingly any throws against Oklahoma's stout defense.

How much longer Manuel will be out is still unknown. But if Trickett plays well again today, it will be interesting to see if there are whispers of a quarterback controversy at Florida State.

This is a huge match-up for FSU against a Clemson team that plays them hard every year. If the Seminoles come out flat and lost to the Tigers, then their hopes of crawling and scratchiung their way back into a national title bid will be all but dead.

That's a lot of pressure on Trickett, but if he plays like he did last week, the Seminoles shouldn't lose too much at the quarterback position.