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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says there are many ways Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel can improve as he and the Aggies prepare for the start of spring practice.
The Aggies are coming off an 11-2 season in their first year in the Southeastern Conference, and they open practice on Saturday.
Manziel threw for more than 3,700 yards and added over 1,400 yards on the ground last year to become the first freshman to win the Heisman.
Still, Sumlin says there's ways he can be better.
The second-year coach says ''he can help his footwork, his mechanics, his thought process and overall knowledge of the offense.''
He'll also have to adjust to a new offensive coordinator in Clarence McKinney after Kliff Kingsbury left to become the coach at Texas Tech.
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Johnny Manziel exploded onto the college football scene last year and in a recent interview he stated that he may not be sticking around College Station for much longer.
After just one year at Texas A&M, football coach Kevin Sumlin earned a raise of 1.1 million per year, a more than 50 percent increase over his previous salary.
Now that was a good year.
Sumlin's new contract, as reported in The Dallas Morning News, will pay him 3.1 million per year, an upgrade from his original deal which paid him 2 million per year.
During this week’s Sunday Conversation with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t rule out the possibility of the 2013 season being his final year in college. Herbstreit told Manziel that this could possibly be his last year since he’ll be a red shirt sophomore and will eligible to enter the 2013 NFL draft. “Possibly. For me the NFL is...
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Ben Kercheval looks at the challenges facing Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel in 2013 as the Aggies start spring practice. (College Football Talk)
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Spring practice begins Saturday for Texas A&M after one of the most memorable seasons in the program's history, but is returning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ready to get back to business on the field after a busy offseason?
Manziel has been widely featured in the public spotlight since becoming the first freshman to win college football's most prestigious award...
Kevin Sumlin joins the SEC $3 million club with his new contract deal through 2017 with the Texas A&M Aggies.
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was back on the field with his teammates at spring practice on Tuesday.
But the whirlwind season he had last year brings up the question of just how long the quarterback will remain an Aggie.
The quarterback became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. He will be eligible for the NFL draft after the 2013 season since he redshirted...
Jameill Showers, the quarterback Johnny Manziel beat out to become the starter at Texas A&M last season, is transferring to UTEP and will be eligible to play next season.
New Miners coach Sean Kugler announced Wednesday that Showers would be joining the program and have two years of eligibility left. Showers is eligible to play immediately because he is on target to graduate...
First Practice: March 2
Spring Game: April 13
These are heady times at Texas A&M, where after a decade of futility, the Aggies head into spring ball as the talk of the college football world. Kevin Sumlin is back for another year after leading Texas A&M to an 11-2 mark in his first campaign as head coach in College Station, and he’s bringing along some guy named Manziel...