Found July 20, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Johnny ManzielA.J. McCarron
Last weekend, Rumors and Rants reported that Johnny Manziel missed morning meetings at the Manning Passing Camp in Thibodaux, LA and was promptly sent home by Archie Manning. While specifics were not divulged at that time, there were several ensuing reports that did confirm Manziel going back to College Station before the weekend at the camp was over, but denying he was kicked out. Today, Rumors and Rants is once again spilling the beans with a follow-up report which gives us a little more insight as to just what Manziel was doing, just a few hours before he was supposed to be waking up with roommate A.J. McCarron to report for morning assignments. From R&Rs: Basically it boils down to this: Manziel apparently lied to his own mother about his reason for missing camp meetings on Saturday morning, misled the media on SEC Media Day and threw Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron under the bus by forcing him to answer questions about why he didn’t wake Manziel up on Saturday morning. What McCarron had to avoid saying was the truth: he couldn’t wake Manziel up, because Manziel wasn’t in their room. No one knows for sure where Manziel slept on Friday [...]

More details about Johnny Manziel’s depature from Manning Camp emerge

The story surrounding Johnny Manziel’s departure from the Manning Passing Academy continues to evolve. Well, all but the original which stats that Manziel was booted from the camp for being late. Rumors and Rants – the site who first broke the news – now has additional details which lead up to the departure of the Texas A&M quarterback from the camp. Basically it boils...

McCarron mum on Manziel — hear it?

A.J. McCarron isn't talking about Johnny Manziel. He is staying above it all, not showing any jealousy or dislike of Manziel, not passing judgment, not playing off of Manziel's sudden infamy, not jabbing at Manziel or expressing disapproval. And by no means is he already starting up the hype for the Alabama-Texas A&M game this season. "I can't answer on Johnny...

Alabama's McCarron steers clear of Manziel topic

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is steering clear of the Johnny Manziel questions. McCarron fielded plenty of them Thursday at Southeastern Conference media day, where his Texas A&M counterpart faced the spotlight a day earlier. McCarron and Manziel were roommates at the Manning Passing Academy, where Manziel left early and blamed missing activities on oversleeping. Asked...

The Manziel Experience: Year 2

The long held belief was that underclassmen were not ready for big time college football, that they needed some time to get conditioned while “earning” their chance. It was a belief shared by the giants of college football, some of whom are held in the highest regards. Men like Paul “Bear” Bryant viewed this as the “right way” to do things. My how things have changed...

Do AJ McCarron’s SEC Media Day quotes prove Manziel lied?

At SEC Media Day, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel initially said that A.J. McCarron did not wake him up on the Saturday morning at the Manning Camp that led to Manziel’s being dismissed. Manziel and AJ McCarron were roommates in Louisiana that fateful weekend. That’s why Manziel missed the meeting that got him kicked out of the Manning Passing Camp. There are many holes...

The Fallout: Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, LSU and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition. Act your age, mama, not your shoe size.  Sally Jenkins criticizes both Texas A&M starting quarterback and his critics for acting "childish." (The Washington Post) If I die before I wake, feed Jake.  Kevin Brockway profiles Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews. (The Gainesville Sun) Let's Call the...

AJ McCarron details differences between him and Johnny Manziel

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron would not address a report that said he tried to wake up an oversleeping Johnny Manziel at the Manning Passing Academy last weekend because the Crimson Tide QB said he did not want to get into another player’s business. But in the process of explaining why he would not comment on [...]

Tide, SEC Mostly Shine On Defense

When Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron – and therefore Alabama – had the nation’s best passing efficiency last season, it put both in rare company for Bama insofar as offensive achievement. While Alabama has had a number of team bests in football statistics, most of those have come on defense.

Scouting Notebook: What’s Keeping AJ McCarron, Logan Thomas, Bryn Renner From Being 1st Round QBs

The 2014 NFL Draft is 291 days away from today. It’s important to keep that perspective as talk runs wild of “first round” prospects, potential draft rankings, and grades on soon-to-be seniors and juniors.  That, however, hasn’t stopped evaluators like myself and the Optimum Scouting team from compiling our scouting notes and becoming as prepared as possible for the 2013...

5 Things: Top 5 College QB’s to Watch in 2013

The college football season is just around the corner, Heisman watch lists are already making their rounds, and the most important position on the field is the quarterback. Let’s take a look at 5 QB’s that will make headlines in 2013. 1. Johnny Manziel The reigning Heisman trophy winner has had a strange and questionable off-season. He has been seen at some of the hottest spots...

SEC Media Days recap

Texas A&M star QB Johnny Manziel was the spotlight of this year's SEC Media Days. With his recent off the field accolades and early departure from the Manning camp, Manziel had plenty of questions to answer, but he dodged and waffled around most of them. Johnny Football claims that he's just a "20 year old college kid" and hasn't changed since he won the...
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