Winston Speaks on Leading FSU at First ACC Media Day

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Greensboro, NC---Talk is cheep.

As the Atlantic Coast Conference opened it's two day ACC Kickoff event for media days in Greensboro, North Carolina, the players sounded off Sunday, discussing how and why the 2014 season can be great for them.

Once again, talk is cheep.

Only one team on hand has the hardware to back up what they say. That's the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles.

Junior corner PJ Williams and last year's Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston represented the champs on the player's day with the press.

After photos with commisioner John Swofford, they took to the mics, where everyone wanted to talk to Famous Jameis. Winston discussed on field topics like the hunger to repeat, bringing the ACC back to football prominence, but also, about his off the field headlines and growing up through them.

"I gotta hold myself to a certain standard the media may view me in, as the regular people may view me in. But I know that I can do that because I've learned the true definition of being a leader. As a leader for the Florida State Seminoles, I not only have to respect the name on the back of my jersey, but I have a great university that's looking for me to be a great student athlete."

When it comes to the 2014 season, Winston was asked if the team was having trouble chasing a second straight championship.

"No, it's relatively easy because we always play with a chip on our shoulder and we have high expectations. We know if we become complacent or become off in any way, we will lose."

Monday's day two of the ACC Kickoff tomorrow is the coaches turn. FSU's Jimbo Fisher will step up to the podium at 2:40 central in Greensboro.

Preseason conference polls and player of the year awards will also be announced. The media members cast their votes Sunday for those honors.