Oklahoma Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops took roughly five hours to apologize to Texas A&M fans for crapping all over Johnny Manziel’s success as a freshman. Stoops did a radio interview on Friday in which he said that if the Aggies can keep Manziel out of jail and off Twitter, he might turn out to be a good kid.
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) January 11, 2013
Stoops was likely referencing Manziel’s run-in with the law this past summer when he was busted with a fake I.D. after getting into a fight with a 47-year old man. Johnny Football produced an I.D. that said he was 21-years old but as we all know by now Manziel is 19-years old. TO his credit, from the police reports it sounded like Manziel was trying to prevent the fight from happening when he himself then became involved in one.
Stoops likely isn’t going to be making many Aggies fans with his remarks, as the Johnny Football arrest is something Texas A&M fans are trying to leave in the past. The fact that an Oklahoma coach is trying to keep old bones relevant isn’t sitting well with A&M fans and the backlash towards Stoops is already brutal.
Many think that Stoops is lashing out since Manziel threw down 43 points on Stoops defense in the Cotton Bowl last week.
He has since apologized for his comments, and tried to replace his snide little comments with ass-kissing praise of Manziel to try and get back on people’s good side.
“I’ve seen a lot of football players play a lot of different styles with guys, but never seen anything like that in my whole life,” Stoops said. “I mean, I’ve never felt as defenseless as we were the other night, that’s for sure.”
And let the league-wide Johnny Football groveling commence.