Oct 26, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Alabama linebackers coach calls himself a ‘Johnny Manziel groupie’


There’s no question that through the last two seasons, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies have given us some of the more memorable college football games in recent memory. Last year, the Aggies’ upset victory of the eventual-champion Tide introduced the entire nation to the figure that would become known as, “Johnny Football.” This season, Alabama got their revenge in another down-to-the-wire thriller.

One thing is for certain out of both of those games, though. Johnny Manziel gives Nick Saban the biggest headaches he’s ever had in his life.

But, what about the other coaches on the ‘Bama staff?

Well, I’m sure they gain some massive heartburn having to gameplan against one of the most prolific players in the nation, but linebackers coach Lance Thompson had a different way to describe his recent experiences with Manziel.

In speaking to a football club on Monday night, Thompson related his feelings toward Manziel by using a term generally used to describe people who flock to rock stars, which is what Manziel has more or less become:

“I’m a Johnny Manziel groupie because we’ve watched him so much,” Thompson said

Now, I’m sure that some of the Alabama die-hard faithful will take that a bit out of context, but you won this year, so it’s okay.

Plus, aren’t we all Manziel groupies in some form or another?

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