Manziel Shares Thoughts on Latest Move for Texas A&M Football
The man who brought Texas A&M football into high-level national prominence has spoken out about the coach who has kept them as a topic of conversation over the past six years. Johnny Manziel tweeted out today, speaking on the recent move to fire Jimbo Fisher.
We all saw the Johnny Football documentary, and I think we all know the kind of struggles that Johnny has been through over the years since leaving Texas A&M football. But in that time, as he has repeated over and over, he has only come to grow in his love for this university, as Aggies have always welcomed him back and showed him support even in the lowest of times. He has a legitimate and deep love for the university.
With that in mind, is it the worst idea to get him involved in the program somehow in an official capacity? Not necessarily as an on-field coach, but in some kind of ambassador role—perhaps a recruiting one, for example. People can tell when you believe what you’re saying and when you’re just trying to sell them something, so it’s a great thing to get someone who actually believes in the unique character and benefits that a school like Texas A&M can bring and show that vision to others. It only helps when that guy is a former Heisman winner and still one of the legends of the sport. I understand there’s risk involved here—again, we all watched that documentary—but I think this is worth a look by whoever comes in to run the program next.