Texas A&M Football: Time for Johnny Manziel to Put Up or Shut Up

By Taylor Sturm

Everybody was a fan of Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel at the end of the last season; well, everyone except Alabama Crimson Tide fans. He was the first freshman to ever win the prestigious Heisman trophy and ran all over opposing defenses all season long. But can he continue to be successful in the best college football conference in the country?

His recent legal troubles aside, there is no doubt that Manziel is a talented athlete. However, there have been players in the NCAA that have had an outstanding season only to follow with a season that could only be described as dreadful. One of these such players was North Carolina State Wolfpack cornerback David Amerson. Predicted to be one of the best players in the country, he just couldn’t meet those high expectations all season long.

Manziel has to put those “can he do it again” fears to rest by leading the Aggies to some sort of major trophy. He proved he was an elite NCAA quarterback last year, but he may have made a huge mistake beating the Crimson Tide this early in his collegiate career.

You know the old saying, “Don’t poke the bear?” Well, Manziel and Texas A&M poked the biggest metaphorical college football bear of all-time. Alabama and Nick Saban will want revenge for their sole loss of the 2012-2013 season. Manziel has to prove that he can do it more than once.

Luckily, Texas A&M is returning a lot of players. The SEC is going to be more competitive than ever next season – Manziel will have to be at his best if Texas A&M has any chance of winning the SEC.


Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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