This was a purely a tactical move.
The silence was lifted as Texas A&Ms Johnny Manziel was made available for the media for the first time this season Monday afternoon. He dished on his catchy nickname, creating himself on video games and a season he calls incredibly surreal and beyond my wildest imagination.
Throughout a 64-question, 55-minute teleconference, he was composed, confident and funny.
The freshman phenom wont take the field until after the Dec. 7 Heisman Trophy ceremony and the buzz surrounding his comments were as key to his candidacy as another game.
History, it would seem, is unfolding before us.
A freshman has never been named the most outstanding player in college football. But the Aggies quarterback is the favorite entering the final week before votes are due, with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo making a strong case of his own.
If they finish 1-2, it would be the first time in the awards 78-year history that an upperclassmen QB or a running back wasnt a...