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Friday, July 19, 2013
Low: What we learned from SEC media days

By Edward Aschoff

SEC media days came and went this year with some classic quotes, outfits and fun. Fellow SEC blogger Chris Low takes us back through the week that was to let us all know what we learned in Hoover, Ala.:
By now, we should know that Johnny Football is going to be Johnny Football.

Both on and off the field.

It's just part of the deal with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who's been the quintessential lightning rod this offseason and starred in his own 24-7 reality show with viewers watching his every move ... and tweet.

These past six months have seen Manziel make almost as many headlines off the field as he made defenders miss tackles last fall en route to becoming the first freshman in history to win the Heisman Trophy.

The best news for Manziel (and probably the best news for everybody in Aggieland) is that preseason practice is just around the corner. Manziel needs football, and he admitted earlier this week that he's eager to be back around his teammates and his coaches on a day-in, day-out basis.

The whole Manning Passing Academy episode was embarrassing regardless of whether you believe Manziel was sent home because of excessive partying or that it was mutually agreed upon that he should skip out early because he overslept one morning and missed meetings.

Either way, Manziel apologized to Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin about any negative attention that he might have brought to the Aggies' program.

What Manziel's not apologizing about is being himself. Of course, no apology will be needed if he goes out and plays the way he did a year ago and the Aggies have another big season.

To read more of Chris' column, click here.