On Monday, I wrote about how both Kevin Sumlin and Johnny Manziel won despite Texas A&M losing to Alabama on Saturday. Mainly because the way the two handled themselves against the closest thing to a NFL team in college football.
While there dividends from the game aren’t paying off Manziel quite yet, they are definitely paying off for Sumlin according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.
Freeman reports that NFL executives loved what they saw from him on Saturday and that he could pass Brian Kelly as the coach NFL executives would pluck from the college ranks besides Nick Saban.
“The more I watch this guy, the more I fall in love with him,” said one AFC team executive.
“He’s a rising star,” said another. “Or just a star, period.”
I think if these guys could, they would have given him a rose.
The outcome of the Alabama game didn’t seem to matter. To these executives, the Aggies were so out-manned despite having a Heisman winner, and this was the expected outcome. The fact Texas A...