Former UCLA coach sings tribute song to Johnny Football

While many head coaches around college football are reluctant to express their true feelings on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, former Colorado, Washington and UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, didn’t shy away from conveying his opinions on the topic at all.

Neuheisel, in fact, felt so strongly about the Johnny Football topic, he wrote a song about the Heisman winner, singing it on national radio while accompanying himself by his own guitar while appearing on the Dan Patrick Show.

Here are the lyrics in case you want to replay the video and sing along:

Out in the badlands they call College Station
Lives a young Aggie named Johnny Manziel
Football and life were to him a bull ride
He rode them both like a bat out of hell

He shocked the nation by beating the best
Flattening out the Tide [falsetto]
The Heisman came calling, the agents came crawling
But through it all Johnny Football did ride

Now our young Aggie’s no longer a hero
He was a target of public disdain
Another victim of fame and fortune
‘What’s wrong with Johnny?’ became the refrain

Then came the white hats to end his scourge
The NCAA [falsetto, if you want; drag out the letters]
When they tried to bind him he said that he signed them
And six hours later they said it’s okay

Now it’s behind us, the dust has settled
Johnny Manziel is back for a ride
Saturday’s game was one for the ages
Not quite enough to roll over the Tide

I hope we all can admire his talents
I hope we don’t have to witness his fall
We might not all say what we did in our 20s
But we will all say that we watched Johnny Football

Neuheisel might not have been able to cut it as the Bruin’s head football coach, but at least he is able to voice — or sing — his thoughts in an entertaining, creative way.