JAMEIS WINSTON feels a sense of relief after being cleared of violating FSU's code of conduct, according to coach Jimbo Fisher.
"I feel very happy for him and his family, and the people involved. I'm just very happy for him," Fisher said yesterday.
Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding ruled Sunday that Winston was not responsible for violating any of the student code of conduct in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred in December 2012.
The state attorney's office opted not to press charges against Winston in December 2013.
Now Winston, who was at practice yesterday, can prepare for the Rose Bowl against Oregon Jan. 1 without the lingering threat of a suspension.
* Penn State signed offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins, who plans to enroll in January. Jenkins is a 6-8, 305-pounder from Baldwin High in Pittsburgh.
* Longtime Georgia quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will leave the Bulldogs to become Colorado State's head coach, according to published reports.
Scott Frost, the offensive coordinator at Oregon, was reportedly the Rams' No. 1 target, but was not interested in replacing Jim McElwain, who left to coach at Florida.
In a bowl game
* At Miami, Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns, including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, and Memphis (10-3) topped BYU (8-5), 55-48, in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl.
The game was marred by a postgame brawl after BYU's Christian Stewart threw an interception on the final play. There was no immediate word on any disciplinary action.