Bacon & Ags: Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel still working on NFL comeback

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. At some that might be true for former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel who’s NFL comeback continues to build steam.

Former Browns teammate talks about Johnny Manziel’s NFL comeback – [Brian Perroni – 247 Sports]

Travis Benjamin, who played with Manziel with the Browns, said he saw Johnny at a physical therapist in San Diego. “He’s looking good,” he said, “…hopefully he’ll get a shot at a team and he’ll go in in, continue to humble himself and play smart and play good.”

SEC changes grad transfer rules – [Tim Daniels – Bleacher Report]

During spring meetings this past week the conference decided to modify their graduate transfer rules. The SEC’s three year penalty related to the Academic Progress Rate was decreased to a one year penalty. Essentially the new penalties are on par with the rest of the Power 5 teams. How does this affect the Aggies? It allows former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire to transfer to Florida. Texas A&M will play the Gators in Florida this upcoming season.

Big things at stake for Texas A&M Baseball – [Matthew Bartlett – Gig’em Gazette]

Rainy weather in Houston delayed the Aggies scheduled Sunday night game. The Aggies will wait until Monday for their chance to clinch the Houston Regional and earn a trip to the Super Regionals. The catch? If the Aggies win that Super Regional will be in College Station, Texas.

Trio of former Aggie softball players returned for WCWS – [Aggie Athletics]

Jo Evans, current Texas A&M head coach, took the Aggies to the Women’s College World Series in 2007 and 2008. Three members of those teams: Jami Lobpries, Jamie Hinshaw and Megan Gibson all made the late night drive to be in the stands for the Aggies first game against Florida.  Unfortunately those former players didn’t see an Aggie win, but the experience of a World Series game was special in itself.

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