THE DFW SPORTS MIX NOV 15 2012 By Don Arnick
Remember when Texas A & M was leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. The talk was that the Aggies will not survive in college football’s toughest conference before the season began. Well flash forward to now, the Aggie Gridiron men from College Station is hanging in there with the SEC gang. Almost stealing wins
against Florida and LSU, the Aggies are tough and agressive at home. Plus they are hard to beat on the road. Coach Ken Sumlin has instilled a tough mindset that each Aggie player must abide by. And that has trickled down to everyone on the Aggie squad, as they go through SEC league play. The SEC is the toughest league in college football many reasons. Big games, players who already set for the pro ball. and defense that can shut down any offense. The Texas A&M Aggies has adapted
the SEC way of doing things, and as long they have a quarter back named Johnny Football, aka Johnny Manziel.
And for those folks who said that the Texas A&M Aggies don’t belong in the SEC, I got one question. Where are you? I guess those folks are in hiding after the win that shocked the College Football world. The 29-24 win over number one ranked and defending national champions Alabama had done two things. One, Aggies can play in this league. And Johnny Manziel had a whopper day. 345 total yard churnned out by Manziel, 2 touchdowns, 92 yards running, and 253 passing yards. And the Aggies were not afraid of playing in Tuscaloussa, the hot bed of SEC football. It was the Aggies being aggressive with the early 14-0 lead. And the wrecking crew’s defense picked off two passes to seal the win. Johnny Football has caught the national audience, which creates Heisman buzz. If the Aggies win out, Manziel can have the type of run to the Heisman like Robert Griffin III last year. No one is a front runner in this conpetition. Which means that Manziel can steal the Heisman, it is his for the taking now.