Defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel spent the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener against Rice riding the bench. He had been suspended in connection to an autographs-for-pay scandal that turned out to be nothing.
However, after halftime, Johnny Football seemed to spend the next thirty minutes both dominating like only he knows how, as well as talking trash. After throwing a touchdown pass against the Owls, he pointed to the scoreboard, but the refs weren’t amused.
Neither was good ol’ Lou Holtz. The former national championship coach at Notre Dame and current ESPN analyst would have taken a much more violent approach than A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin in handling Manziel. He had the following to say on Manziel’s situation:
“How would I have handled it? I would have grabbed him by the throat. That’s not the right thing to do.”
Holtz’s little speech begins at about the one-minute mark. Enjoy.