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Backup to Johnny Manziel says he will transfer from A&M

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Very few probably thought Johnny Manziel would win the Texas A&M quarterback job last year, let alone the Heisman Trophy and all the accolades he’s received following the 2012 season. Rather, Manziel was in an open competition last spring with, among others, Jameill Showers.

But Manziel was named the starting QB for the Aggies just before the season, and now Showers has decided to seek playing time somewhere else.

Speaking to Billy Liucci of, Showers confirmed that he will indeed transfer from the program, although exactly where Showers plans on going is unclear. He should be on track to graduate this summer, so the good news for Showers is that he would have two years of eligibility remaining wherever he went.

Showers saw mop-up duty this past year, throwing for 319 yards and tow touchdowns to just one pick.

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11 Responses to “Backup to Johnny Manziel says he will transfer from A&M”
  1. delashmit says: Jan 28, 2013 5:56 PM

    Go to Tennessee.

  2. swagger91 says: Jan 28, 2013 6:21 PM

    Arkansas or georgia

  3. Woody Bass says: Jan 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    I doubt he goes to another SEC school

  4. allan357 says: Jan 29, 2013 4:04 AM

    On the Surprise-O-Meter scale of 1 to 10, this ranks somewhere around … 1.

  5. scalpemseminoles says: Jan 29, 2013 8:04 AM

    i’ve heard of rushing for a touchdown and even throwing for a touchdown, but tow touchdowns? never

  6. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 29, 2013 8:13 AM

    Dude throws one of the tightest spirals in college football. I wish him well.

  7. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 29, 2013 8:36 AM

    I guess Sumlin over signed at the QB position.

  8. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 29, 2013 9:54 AM

    To the blog, I was being sarcastic. It seems that there are certain posters who attribute success on the football field as exploiting players by “over signing” and “greyshirting”. It’s far from the truth.

    A year ago Johnny Football was not even known. From what I understand, he was running second string to replace Tannehill.

    It’s known as competition.

    I wish any transfer good luck and God speed, particularly the QB that is leaving my Bama team.

  9. lasseter1113 says: Jan 29, 2013 11:17 AM

    I think Showers should have probably stayed around a little bit longer. The way that Johnny likes to run the ball, Showers is only one injury away from being the starter. Johnny’s ‘slipperiness’ might not ‘slip’ one of these huge SEC linebackers and there goes your starter and your season in the blink of the eye. Then again Manziel has been nothing short of amazing since the moment he stepped on the field so if he went his whole career without sustaining any kind of serious injury due to running the ball it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

    Call me old fashion but I like the AJ McCarron’s and Aaron Murray’s of the world that drop back in the pocket, goes through their progressions and if nothings there, throws the ball away and lives to play another down. But to each his own I guess…

  10. bdnnbd says: Jan 29, 2013 4:45 PM

    Wisco. Lol.

  11. mogogo1 says: Jan 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    Seldom can you Google a guy’s first name and have nobody but him show up in the first page of results, but you can do it with a search on “Jameill.”

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