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11/29/13 - Terrence Magee piled up rushing yards the old fashioned way. Johnny Manziel couldn't keep up. Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards, LSU's defense pulled the plug on Johnny Football and Texas A&M's video-game offense, and the No. 18 Tigers energized Death Valley with a commanding 34-10 victory. What was likely Manziel's only visit to Tiger Stadium was among the worst outings of his otherwise brilliant career. He passed for 224 yards and a TD, but completed only 16 of 41, was sacked twice and intercepted twice as the Aggies' road winning streak ended at 10.
Two weeks ago, LSU's young defense appeared ground down in the second half of a 38-17 loss at Alabama, begging the question of how vulnerable the unit might be against A&M's SEC-leading offense, which came in averaging a whopping 578 yards and 49.2 points per game. Instead, the Tigers became the first to shut out Manziel in a first quarter since September of 2012, and ended A&M's 13-game streak of scoring 40 or more points. - AP Sports
11/29/13 - Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says he doesn't know when Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will decide whether to enter the 2014 NFL draft. A report this weekend said that Sumlin said that the redshirt sophomore quarterback would make a decision on his future before Texas A&M's bowl game. On Tuesday, Sumlin said his comments were misconstrued. "I didn't say that he's going to make a decision before the bowl game is played," Sumlin said. "I never said that."
He said he and his staff will gather information on Manziel and other Aggies who are eligible for early entry into the draft after the regular season ends on Saturday to help them make their decisions when the time is right. "We'll have an analysis by the NFL, I'll talk to some different people and what I try to do is give our guys as much factual information that I can gather from the NFL specifically instead of what's being said on television or on blogs and things like that," Sumlin said. "That's my job as a coach to give them as much information as I can so they can make the best decision for them and their family." Manziel has refused to discuss his plans, saying he's focused on his remaining games this season. But most believe that he will enter the draft after two stellar seasons in College Station. - AP Sports
11/23/13 - Sumlin: Manziel draft decision expected before bowl...Expect Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to decide before the Aggies' bowl game whether he'll stay in college for another year or declare for the NFL Draft, his coach said Friday. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin plans to sit down with Manziel and discuss the future after the Aggies' regular-season finale against Missouri on Nov. 30.
Manziel, a redshirt sophomore, is projected as a first-round draft pick should he decide to jump in next year. According to NFLDraftScout.com, Manziel is the No. 5 overall prospect and the No. 3 quarterback behind Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Oregon's Marcus Mariota. "We haven't had that conversation," Sumlin said Friday during the SVP & Russillo radio show on ESPN. "My job is to get him all the facts that we can get him. We'll have that discussion after the Missouri game, certainly during the bowl preparation. I'm sure the announcement will be made at that time." Texas A&M (9-2) plays at No. 19 LSU on Saturday.
"He's handled things on the field as well as any player in the country," Sumlin said. "His numbers are better than they were last year. And I've had a number of people tell me there's no more exciting college football player in the country than he is, and he's the guy they like to watch. He's a special talent. "His energy, his leadership on the team is evident and he continues to get better every week." - The Sports Xchange
11/14/13 - Drew Brees says Johnny Manziel 'can do it all,' can be NFL starter...Former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees faced much of the same size-related criticism long before leading the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl and breaking NFL single-season passing records. FoxSports.com reached out to Brees earlier this week to talk Manziel, and the Saints quarterback had plenty of compliments for Manziel -- and a Russell Wilson comparison.
"He is a heckuva player," Brees told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. "He's fun to watch. He makes all kinds of plays. "He's got all the playmaking ability to be a great player. [There are] guys like [Manziel] in this league. Russell Wilson and his ability to run the football and extend plays outside the pocket and throw the ball down the field. Intermediate [routes], I mean he can do it all."
Most importantly, Brees thinks the third-year sophomore who most expect will declare for the NFL after this season has the most necessary of intangibles — the ability to take control of a huddle and lead an NFL offense. When asked if Manziel, who is listed at 6-foot-1, could be a starter at the next level, Brees put it simply: "Yeah, absolutely." Do you think Brees, Manziel and Russell Wilson will have their own exclusive party at the Pro Bowl one day? I'd like to think so, considering all that's been made of this whole "undersized quarterback" narrative. If they do, I'd bet 6-foot-7 quarterback Brock Osweiler (currently with the Denver Broncos) is definitely not on the list. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
11/11/13 - TOP 10 SCARIEST PLAYERS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 2. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, QB: When you can put a scare into Nick Saban, you're a pretty frightening dude, and the Aggies quarterback certainly is. No one extends plays like Manziel. All off-season we heard how Saban and Kirby Smart were going to bottle up Manziel since they had months to find answers for him, and all the 6-foot, 203-pound Texan did was account for 562 yards as his team piled up 628 and six TDs. To provide context, in Alabama's seven other games combined, the Tide has surrendered three TDs and only 1,619 yards. After the surviving this season's encounter with Manziel and the Aggies, Saban told A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, "You took 10 years off my life." It's no stretch to think that Manziel was a big reason why the 61-year-old coach felt like that. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com