Source – Barry Switzer has mixed feelings on the Heisman winner. The legendary coach who won three national titles with the Sooners and a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys, joined The Morning After on St. Louis CBS Sports 920 Wednesday.
Switzer blasted Manziel’s attitude, calling his behavior embarrassing at times.
“I don’t like his antics. I think he’s an arrogant little prick. I’ve said that and I’ll say it again. He’s a privileged kid, he’s embarrassed himself, he’s embarrassed his teammates, he’s embarrassed his coaches.”
“For whatever his antics are… he’s the best that I’ve seen. I have never seen a quarterback in college football… control of the game like he does and put up the numbers he does. It is fantastic what he’s done, against good competition. Game after game after game he puts numbers up that are staggering….. He’s the most dominant, most dynamic college quarterback I’ve ever seen in a long, long time.”
Jeez Barry, tell us how you really feel. Yes he tried to save face and said he thought Manziel was a good quarterback but calling someone a prick kind of trumps that. Actually calling someone an “arrogant little prick” trumps most things. In my opinion, Switzer comes off as a cranky old man in this interview. I understand not everyone likes Manziel’s style or his off the field antics. But he just turned 21. He’s one of the best college football players in the country and he’s from TEXAS. Being a great football player from Texas must be like dying and going to heaven. Texans worship football like I worship meatloaf (the food) and Clooney. I can give him a pass for having a little too much to drink from time to time. One thing that I know for sure is that whoever drafts him has a potentially franchise changing quarterback who, above all else, will be a lot of fun to watch.