Originally written November 13, 2012 on Football Nation:
If freshman QB Johnny Manziel can take over a game against Alabama, then South Carolina's head coach Steve Spurrier needs to apologize to the NFL for his comments about Bama beating an NFL team.Texas A&M found a weakness in Alabama's defense. Their no-huddle hurry up offense made Alabama look disoriented. I've never seen Alabama's defensive coordinator, Kirby Smart, have to guess what scheme to use.QB Johnny Manziel threw, ran, and handed the ball off with a quick motion to create a very tired Bama defense. Alabama's linebackers Nico Johnson and C.J. Mosely were off balanced by the spread formation and the talent of Manziel. Manziel threw for 253 yards with two TDs and rushed for 92 yards with zero INTs.Alabama was exposed by Manziel when the Tide couldn't create a pass rush. Thinking of this years' Alabama team, I'm reminded of the 2008 team. They could beat the average teams, but were weak against good teams. The 2008 Florida and Utah games are ...
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