Johnny Manziel tore up college football this fall, but of all the opponents he terrorized few got it worse than Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. Johnny Football torched the Sooners – and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops’ unit – to the tune of 529 total yards of offense and four touchdowns.
Stoops had no answer for Manziel back on January 4th, a fact he admitted during a Friday evening radio interview with Oklahoma City’s WWLS The Sports Animal. But Stoops didn’t stop there.
“If they can keep him out of jail or keep him eligible, he’s gonna be pretty good,” Stoops said according to a transcription of the interview by Tulsa World’s John Hoover.
Stoops didn’t stop there, saying that Manziel could win ‘3-4’ Heisman trophies if Texas A&M could ‘keep him off twitter’.
Well Johnny Football is on twitter (if you don’t already follow him find him HERE) and was quick to respond.
First, he re-tweeted @edsbs:
RT @edsbs: [puts ten bucks on Manziel staying at his current job longer than Mike Stoops]— Texas HS Football (@texashsfootball) January 11, 2013
Manziel later RT’d another fans response:
The flurry of twitter activity capped a busy day on social media for Manziel. Early in the afternoon, he took a thinly-veiled shot at the NCAA when tweeting a picture of he, a young boy and what appeared to be monopoly money during a visit to a hospital in Connecticut. The picture, which was accompanied by the phrase ‘hopefully this picture passes compliance’, was a clear reference to an earlier snapshot of Manziel flashing wads of cash at an Oklahoma casino – an image many thought would draw the NCAA’s attention.
And that wasn’t all. A more melancholy Manziel tweeted this on Thursday. I guess a 20-year-old Heisman trophy winner with three years of eligibility left doesn’t actually have it all.
There's a bigger and better plan in my future, I'm just struggling to see it right now— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 11, 2013