If Texas A&M's scrimmage Saturday night at Kyle Field was an indication, the Aggies have every intention of playing Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the Aug. 31 opener against Rice.
Manziel took the majority of snaps in the Aggies' first and likely only open scrimmage of preseason camp. The sophomore is under NCAA and A&M scrutiny about whether he accepted pay from brokers for autographing memorabilia.
Manziel occasionally flashed his celebrated quickness out of the backfield, but primarily worked on his pocket presence in throwing two touchdown passes along with an interception to linebacker Tommy Sanders, a junior-college transfer.
''He was disappointed, you could see it at the end,'' A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said about Manziel's overall average outing. ''He was trying to make every play. But that's about how he does things all of the time.'' Sumlin said Manziel ''blames'' him for blowing the whistle too soon during scrimmages, which doesn't allow Manziel to sh...