This week, the Aggies head coach has clarified his radio remarks.
Specifically, Sumlin stated Tuesday that his remarks were misinterpreted or misconstrued and that there is no timeline for a decision from his starting quarterback.
“I didn’t say that he’s going to make a decision before the bowl game is played,” Sumlin stated. “I never said that.”
Instead, Sumlin will gather all of the information he can and give it to Manziel. At that point, the player and his family will make the decision they feel is best for his football future.
“We’ll have an analysis by the NFL, I’ll talk to some different people and what I try to do is give our guys as much factual information that I can gather from the NFL specifically instead of what’s being said on television or on blogs and things like that,” Sumlin said. ”That’s my job as a coach to give them as much information as I can so they can make the best decision for them and their family.”
That said, it would be an upset of monumental proportions if Manziel returned to College Station for another season. While the spotlight hasn’t been nearly as bright as it was last season on the field — or this offseason off of it — most of those in and around the Aggies football program consider it to be a foregone conclusion that the reigning Heisman winner bolts at season’s end for the NFL and gives up his final two years of collegiate eligibility.