Found July 31, 2013 on The Sports Rocker:
Just like every other college football fan, I've seen the news about Johnny Manziel and the life he's leading at the moment. Sure, most of the news Manziel has created on his own. It's not as if University of Texas frats are inviting him to Austin so they can kick him out while someones recording a video of the incident on their cell phone. Well, I hope not anyway.While many people might be a little down on the Aggies this year due to Manziel's adopted Joe Broadway persona, I'm not selling the Aggies.Last year, the Aggies went 11-2, and shocked Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Then Manziel went on to win the Heisman. Then he apparently went crazy. If there's a party he's been to, it's been documented. While Manziel may be seen as living the high life, in a few weeks it's going to be time to get down to the business at hand. Can he do it?I admit, I was skeptical of the Aggies repeating their 2012 performance. Last year was their first in the SEC, and Manziel came out of nowhere. Teams will be gearing up for them this year, and as a team, they won't surprise people like they did last year. But then I looked at their upcoming schedule.They get Alabama again, this time in College Station on September 14th. Vanderbilt, preseason 23rd, comes to them October 26th. And they travel to LSU November 23. Those are the only ranked teams, at this point, that are on their schedule. Before they play 'Bama, they host Rice and Sam Houston State. In fact, they open with four home games before they travel to Arkansas.If Manziel picked a season to play through with a hangover, this is it. The SEC West, save for Alabama, probably isn't going to live up to previous season expectations. Manziel could probably sleepwalk through the season and still have the Aggies in the top 25 at the end of the season. Aside from traditional powers Alabama and LSU, the only team that might threaten TAMU is Mississippi State. Other than that, the rest of that division can be found on in the display case at your local bakery.Sure, Manziel is finding himself, or the party, however you want to put it. But a hungover Manziel this season should provide results just as good or close to a sober Johnny Football.
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