Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M 'could have done better' for Johnny Manziel

BY foxsports • February 4, 2015

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin joined FOX Sports on National Signing Day, but the talk wasn't limited to his 2015 class of recruits. 

Sumlin also opened up about former Aggies QB and current Cleveland Browns signal-caller Johnny Manziel, who entered treatment last week, his current team announced Monday.

Manziel spent two seasons in College Station, becoming the first freshman in history to win the Heisman Trophy, and he was picked in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft after his sophomore campaign. But his time in college was also surrounded by controversy, drawing attention for his partying lifestyle and being accused of getting paid for his autograph.

In the clip above, Sumlin discusses how the Aggies dealt with Manziel during his college career.

“There’s a lot of things that  happen as a coach that you draw on experiences from and you’re able to handle a little bit better, and then there’s some situations that come up that you really haven’t been through,” he said. “Certainly there are things that we put in place that we did with Johnny that were able to help him, and there’s certainly some things we feel like we could have done better.”

Sumlin also expresses his support for Manziel in the QB's time of need.

“I support him, his family supports him, we support the family … Texas A&M does too because there’s a lot of things that he has gone through, and there’s things that as a family and as a football family you feel for and you try to do to help people," he said.


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