Texas A&M Names Freshman QB as Starter
Johnny Manziel will be taking Texas A&M's first snap as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
The redshirt freshman had won the job after a competition with sophomores Jameill Showers and Matt Joeckel and true freshman Matt Davis.
The decision by Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin comes a few days after Manziel had an impressive showing in a team scrimmage.
That distanced him from Showers, who was presumed to have the edge in the race after Manziel was arrested following a bar fight in June.
"Johnny has performed the best at this stage and we will proceed until the season opener with him getting the first-team reps," Sumlin said in a statement. "My policy is simple really; the best player plays. Competition is a great thing and we need more competition at all of our positions. All of our quarterbacks have competed well, and I expect them to continue to push Johnny."
While he hasn't played a down of college football, Manziel had a distinguished high school career, including a senior season at Tivy (Kerrville, Texas) at when he threw for 45 touchdowns and five interceptions.
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6) Texas A&M
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SEC SPRING GAMES 2013
SEC SPORTS REPORT--
April 6--Florida, Georgia
April 13--Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vandy, Texas A&M, Kentucky
April 20--Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Missouri, Miss State
Week 12: SEC Games
Tennessee at Vandy....Dores by 4
Ole Miss at LSU....Tigers by 18
Arkansas at Miss State....Dawgs by 7
Syracuse at Mizzou....Tigers by 4.5
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Week 11 Odds: SEC Football
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Texas A&M at Alabama....Tide by 13.5
Georgia at Auburn.....Dawgs by 15.5
Arkansas at South Carolina....Gamecocks by 14
Miss State at LSU.....Tigers by 14
Vandy at Ole Miss...Rebels by 3
Missouri at Tennessee....Vols by 3.5
LA-Lafayette at Florida....Gators by 26
Week 10 Odds: SEC Football
Alabama at LSU....Tide by 9.5 points
Texas A&M at Miss State....Aggies by 6
Missouri at Florida.....Gators by 16
Vanderbilt at Kentucky ......Dores by 7.5
Ole Miss at Georgia....Bulldogs by 14
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