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No Guts, No Glory:
After Saturday’s game between Alabama and Texas A&M, three things were clear:
Alabama is now two games – LSU and SEC Championship game – from playing for their third National Championship.
Johnny Manziel is the best offensive player in the nation.
Kevin Sumlin deserves a seat at the table of best coaches in college football.
The first point from that list was a direct result of Alabama beating Texas A&M 49-42 on Saturday. But the last two points were a direct result of what happened during the game. And frankly, what happened in that game was that Johnny Manziel and Kevin Sumlin put on performances that will make them both a lot of money down the road.
The prevailing opinion of Johnny Manziel has been that he lacks maturity. And that in turn has turned off NFL scouts and GMs. But on Saturday, none of that immaturity was evident. Manziel carried himself as a professional on Saturday. He was completely locked in on the task at hand. No taunting, no overzealous, and we also g...
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Johnny Manziel’s talent is undeniable. Texas A&M lost to Alabama on Saturday thanks in part to Manziel’s crucial interception in the end zone, but he managed to throw for 464 yards and five touchdowns against the two-time defending national champions. He also added 98 yards rushing. Oh yeah, and he became the first freshman ever […]
This isn’t exactly breaking news, but Johnny Manziel parties, a lot. Ya know who else parties a lot? 99% of college football players. The big difference about Manziel is that he has allowed himself to be available to be chronicled…Read more →
Move to the SEC? Check. Heisman Trophy-winnning QB? Check. 11-2 record with a Cotton Bowl win? Check. Record donations to the university? Oh yeah, big checks. Texas A&M is really enjoying the last fiscal year, as they have seen their…Read more →
Johnny Manziel gives coaches nightmares.
His coaches, opposing coaches, and if you listen to NFL people, even his future coaches are having nightmares trying to figure out how to either stop him or control him.
Manziel and the Aggies face SMU a week after amassing close to 700 yards of total offense, but still coming out on the losing end of things.
SMU defensive coordinator Tom...
Texas A&M has heard enough of the game of the year talk surrounding last Saturday's 49-42 loss to top-ranked Alabama.
The Aggies (2-1) have turned the page and are now focusing on the final nine games of the season, starting with SMU (1-1).
"A lot's been said about last weekend," Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said. "It was a heck of a football...
First Down. It must be absolutely sickening as a Texas A&M fan that Johnny Manziel's 562 total yards and five touchdowns weren't enough to get the win at home. I know Manziel had 2 INT's, but seriously, there's nothing more he could have done. He personally carved up one of the best defenses in the nation (led by one of the best defensive minds in the nation)...
Rick Neuheisel was always an okay college football coach. He is probably best known for losing his job because he participated in an NCAA Tournament pool. But in coaching circles, he is known for his ability to sing a little…Read more →
After about a year of waiting, the college football world got what they wanted. It was the most anticipated rematch in recent memory. Johnny Manziel vs. Alabama gave us everything a fan could want, and more. The game began almost as an exact replica of last season’s battle in Tuscaloosa. Johnny Manziel made some serious moves to give his Aggies the early 14-0 advantage. I wondered...
This past weekend was all about one game in the world of college football. There were noteworthy games throughout the day and night, but all attention was focused on College Station, Texas. Manziel Mania may never end until Johnny Manziel—Johnny Football to many—goes pro, but all the hoopla was at least about a football game for the last few weeks. That game was Manziel and the...
One of Texas A&M's most hyped freshmen may have already played his last down of 2013. The Aggies are exploring the option of a medical redshirt for Ricky Seals-Jones, the nation's No. 1 wide receiver in the 2013 recruiting class.
Jones caught a 71-yard touchdown pass against Rice in Texas A&M's season opener, but sat the following week after suffering a knee...
This Saturday at 8 p.m. EST, the Texas A&M Aggies will take on the SMU Mustangs at Kyle Field. A&M has the clear upperhand in the history of these two schools with an all time record of 42-29-7. Last year, with Manziel at the helm, the Aggies snubbed the Mustangs 48-3.The Mustangs are coming off of a bye week as they head into Kyle field, and allowed 378 yards to the lowly...
Another week is in the books, and I have yet to be swayed in any direction to make a change in my top three. Alabama’s victory at Texas A&M was more than good enough to secure my first place vote, although I will say I have some issues with the Crimson Tide’s defense. That said, Johnny Manziel and the Aggies offense is in the rear view mirror and I’m not convinced any one...
1. Alabama Crimson Tide 2-0 --
Bama accepted the challenge and withstood a record performance from Johnny Manziel. Yes, "revenge" is sweet for the Tide.
2. Stanford Cardinal 2-0 --
A long trip East resulted in a win at Army for the Cardinal. They are home this week to open the Pac-12 season against fellow unbeaten Arizona State.
3. Oregon Ducks 3-0 --
On Saturday afternoon, we saw the latest edition in "the game of human existence" series when top-ranked and defending national champion Alabama faced off against sixth-ranked Texas A&M. Unlike most of those much-anticipated games, this one lived up to the hype. The Crimson Tide showed why they are champs, coming into a hostile Kyle Field in College Station and walking...