Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nick Saban ponders how to stop Johnny Manziel.

Alabama's loss to Texas A&M last season was the only mark against the Crimson Tide on the road to team's 39th 15th national title. The credit for the vast majority of that loss has to be given to the performance of Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel, who managed to confound the 'Bama offense. That's not even counting Manziel's now-legendary "bobble" pass.

The loss to the Aggies is naturally something that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban would like to try to avoid happening again this season. Part of that is knowing what makes Johnny Manziel such a dangerous player on the field.

"We thought he was a fantastic player last year and really tried to prepare for him, but he has such a good, instinctive feel for scrambling and making plays and ad-libbing and making something happen when there's nothing there," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "That's kind of hard to prepare for."

Saban also said that defending Manziel "The players just have to play with extreme discipline in terms of doing their job and paying attention to leverage and containing and all kinds of things."

Alabama will face Texas A&M in College Station, Tx. on Sept. 14.


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