Found October 18, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn knows the luxury of having that rare quarterback who can take over games and abuse defenses with his arm or his feet. For Malzahn, it was Cam Newton, an electrifying Heisman Trophy winner who led the 24th-ranked Tigers to the 2010 national championship. The new and maybe even improved version of Newton is No. 7 Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, an equally dazzling Heisman winner trying to lead the Aggies to a win over Auburn on Saturday. "I would say probably those two are probably two of the best that ever played the game in college football," said Malzahn, who was Newton's offensive coordinator."We only got to see Cam Newton for one year, but this guy, he's in the same element. They're different but they're still some of the best to ever play." Both quarterbacks were seemingly unstoppable forces in No. 2 jerseys, putting up crazy numbers in fast-paced SEC West offenses. For his part, Newton is a fan of Manziel and ...
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