The college football season can't start soon enough for Texas A&M fans swamped by negative coverage of quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Most recently, “Johnny Football” was captured on cell phone video leaving a UT fraternity party in Austin amid flying beer cans and heckling.
Should the Aggie faithful be worried?
“I don't have a problem with him going out and partying, and having a good time,” says Aggie sports blogger Mark Passwaters. “He's just got to realize he is the biggest name in college sports right now and he's in the most competitive conference.”
“In most cases it would be a normal 20-year-old blowing off steam, the problem is he's not your normal 20-year-old,” he tells KTRH News. “He's the Heisman Trophy winner and the face of the football program.”
Passwaters insists Manziel continues to perform when it matters.
“He's getting his work done on the field, he's getting his work done off the field in the classroom, and when Coach Kevin Sumlin cracks the whip, he gets in line,” says Passwaters.
The Aggie faithful believes all the negative press will wash away once Manziel gets back on the field – especially if A&M beats Alabama for a second year in a row.