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Johnny Manziel would ‘love’ to play against Jadeveon Clowney


Will it happen? Not unless Texas A&M and South Carolina meet in the SEC championship game.

But it’s July, so let’s go there anyway.

Though Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was noted most for pointing out which quarterbacks he felt were “scared” of him Tuesday, the preseason Heisman candidate also said he had another QB on his mind: the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel.

“Can I get him?” Clowney said via the Dallas Morning News. “Yes, I can get him. How’d I approach him? Full speed. He’s got to make a move on me. I’m going straight. … I’m trying to hit him in the mouth.”

NBC Sports Radio had more on Clowney facing Manziel.

Your response, Mr. Football?

I would love to play against Jadeveon Clowney,” Manziel said. “I’m not scared of (him) in any way, shape or form.”

And we, America, would love to see it. But both A&M and South Carolina would have to get to Atlanta first.


SEC shut out of AP top five for first time in half a decade

Stephen F. Austin visits Amon G. Carter Stadium to play the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.
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The polls are meaningless. Especially any poll that isn’t the College Football Playoff top 25 and even then, as the TCU learned late last season, even the penultimate ranking is as meaningless as the paper they’re metaphorically written on.

Still, they’re catnip to college football fans and observers. Place them in front of us and we can’t help but gnaw on them.

And with that said, a bit of milestone was reached in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25, as the SEC was completely shut out of the top five.

That group breaks down as follows:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Baylor
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah

An SEC free top five hasn’t happened in nearly five full years; October 10, 2010 was the last time such a thing occurred. Oddly enough, two of the same five culprits occupied that ranking as well:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. TCU
  5. Nebraska

Underscoring the lesson of the first paragraph, eventual national champion Auburn checked in at No. 6. Those Tigers moved up a spot the following week and never looked back.

None of this means anything at all, until it does. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way.

Georgia loses ILB Reggie Carter for the season

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After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.

Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.

The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.

Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.