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Sumlin Says He’s Still Working To Turn Manziel From An Athlete Into A Quarterback

TAMU MEDIA DAYSAfter another lengthy ramble, Kevin Sumlin finally answered a question about how Johnny Manziel needs to improve on the field:


“His challenge, #1, is to, and was to, and still is… to get a much better feel for our overall package and to think like a coach on the field.  And to be able to anticipate and see the game for what it really is.”


Sumlin also said that he’s been trying to turn Manziel from an athlete who plays quarterback into “a quarterback who happens to be an athlete.”  He added: “Are we gonna change who he is fundamentally?  No.  Are we gonna try to develop him as an overall quarterback?  Yes.”

With the exception of a question about non-conference scheduling, Sumlin’s entire session was dominated by Manziel talk.

Watch video of Kevin Sumlin at SEC Media Days.



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