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Will He Or Won’t He? Expect A&M’s Manziel To Play Against Vandy

johnny-manziel-holds-ball-smilesJohnny Manziel suffered some sort of an injury to his throwing shoulder in Saturday’s loss to Auburn.  Even with the bad wing, he still managed to lead the Aggies deep into Tiger territory before running out of downs and time in the 45-41 shootout.

So will Johnny Football suit up for this weekend’s game versus Vanderbilt?  Put money on yes.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said today that he would “list him as hopeful” for Saturday’s contest.  Also, a source has told CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman that Manziel’s arm is no longer in a sling and that he is “fine to play” against the Commodores.

Last weekend, Manziel completed 28-of-38 passes for 454 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.  He leads the SEC in passing with a 73.3 completion percentage, 22-hundred yards, 18 touchdowns (against seven INTs), and a passer rating of 182.79.  He’s rushed for 486 yards and six touchdowns as well.

Perhaps most impressively — and certainly most welcomely — Manziel has followed our summer advice and taken a hermit’s approach to the season.  No tweets since August 1st.  No national stories about late-night partying and carousing.  The only Manziel that America has experienced since the season started is the Manziel who makes football look so damn easy.  That’s a very good thing.  A very good thing that will likely help the young man when NFL GMs start to fill out their draft boards.

 


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