October 15th, 2012 12:17 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Auburn, BCS, Cam Newton, Total Yards
As Texas A&M mushed through its preseason camp in August, no one knew which of four quarterback candidates would land the starting job under first-year coach Kevin Sumlin. When he selected redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel, it surprised many.
Half a season later and that decision might have been the best Sumlin’s made since arriving in College Station. And he’s made several good decisions as evidenced by the Aggies’ surprising 5-1 start and #18 BCS ranking.
Manziel’s record-setting ways have been a big reason for A&M’s successes so far. In fact, he’s been downright Cam Newton-esque.
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