Nov 2, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Kevin Sumlin says he won't influence Johnny Manziel's decision to stay or go

As the remaining weeks of the 2013 college football season rapidly pass by down the stretch here, one realization is beginning to set in. We may be watching the final few games of Johnny Manziel in a college uniform.

Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny that Manziel has made the game of college football just a bit more exciting. On or off the field, we can’t take our eyes off of him.

However, being a redshirt sophomore, there’s a great chance that Manziel may be headed off to the greener–in more ways than one–pastures of the NFL following this season.

He has yet to officially announce what he’ll do yet, but Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin knows that he won’t have a part in swaying Johnny Football’s decision one way or the other:

“What I tell the guys is, ‘I’ll give you all the information. Then, if you ask me, I’ll tell you what I think. If you don’t ask me, I won’t sway you,’” Sumlin said, according totranscription from

This question was directed to him about Manziel specifically, but in using the term “guys”, Sumlin was also referring to dynamic wide receiver Mike Evans, who might be unquestionably the best wideout in the country this year and has become the apple of a lot of NFL team’s eyes.

Sumlin did, though, say that he’ll be more than happy to sit down and talk about his own NFL experience with Manziel and/or Evans, if they decide to go pro:

“Fortunately, I’ve been around it a bunch, either as an assistant coach or a head coach,” he said. “What we try to do is provide our juniors or third-year players with as much factual information as we can get. We have an NFL analysis that everybody has; fortunately, we’ve got our contacts in the NFL that are able to talk generally about some things. And we sit down with the family and give them all the information, give them advice.”

Tags: College Football Johnny Manziel Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M Aggies

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