Moving from explosive to consistent
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Jerrod Johnson and Von Miller sat in a small meeting room inside the Texas A&M Aggies football offices on a rainy Thursday and talked about how quickly it seems their careers as Aggies have gone by. They are two of the best players in college football. If you look at the jaw-dropping stats they amassed in 2009, you'd have to agree.
Johnson passed for 3,579 yards and had a 30-8 TD-INT ratio, while also running for 506 yards and eight more TDs. All Miller -- called "The Matrix" by A&M strength coaches, because he has the best change-of-direction in the program -- did was lead the nation in sacks, with 17.5.
In spite of all of that, both players were part of a team that still only went 6-7 in 2009.
"We talked about that, about how he led the country in sacks and I had these great numbers but that didn't get us very far," Johnson said. "We have to try something else."
"We talk about that all of the time. Winning trumps everything."
If you're a Big 12 fan, this is a good blog entry. It's not free like Ubben's work, but it's very detailed, especially on Jerrod Johnson and Von Miller in particular. Dive in -- there's also some lingerie football news (no joke) and a Heisman top five after this pay wall.