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Separate story but he is on the front page ESPN's college football website:
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Why is Hymann going over Sumlin's head? I don't like that one bit, he needs to micro manage.
SEC SEC SEC!!!
I'm sure Sumlin is well aware of the sit down.
And why was it necessary? Does Hymann feel as if Sumlin can't handle this situation?
I don't think it was necessary. In fact I think its horseshit. I think Manziel is a fantastic representative of our university and I wouldn't change one thing about him.
You have to remember though there are still a bunch of 70 year crotchety men running our school and when they see our star FB player with champagne and fake boobs they get a little uneasy. He is the face of our university and they feel he should act a certain way to project the image and ideals that they think he should represent.
good grief. good fn grief, son.
I agree, he overstepped his bounds. If I am Sumlin, I'm mad as hell right now.
So you like to micro manage, good to go. There was no reason for Hyman to say anything, coach Sumlin has it under control, and has given no reason to believe otherwise.
Thanks Outlandos, was about to post the same thing. He didn't pull the Manziels aside and say, alright y'all need to keep him in an apartment, delete your twitter, stay off Facebook, and only take pictures with boys. He sat down as a business man and talked to his parents "educating" them about the responsibilities of the new found fame and temptations. Hyman has been in a director of the entire athletics program for large D1 schools for years, everyone loved the hire, we should be elated Sumlin can focus on signing the rest of the 2013 kids and focusing on his new LB coach and not even more petty details that need to be done.
We finally have an athletic director and head coach that know what they are doing, and Hyman wants to take every precaution so Manziel doesn't unknowingly do something to jeopardize the team, A&M, or his eligibility. Sit back and enjoy it, even when the media makes it sound like Johnny needs a babysitter.
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Don't see why this meeting needed to be made public.
I have no clue what was said in that meeting, however, if the AD felt it was necessary to intervene I would be willing to bet that A&M is getting some questions from the NCAA enforcement office. Regardless of how sure every A&M fan is that Johnny has not committed any NCAA violations, he has definitely raised some eyebrows. I have previous direct experience with NCAA enforcement, and I can tell you that the NCAA operates under the assumption that where there is smoke there is fire. Every allegation regardless of triviality is investigated by either the Athletic Dept. Conference, or NCAA. I was turned in by another coach for giving a prospect academic information in a blue folder, that's how ridiculous it can be. Additionally, EVERY athletic department has multiple violations every year. The institutions that establish the best oversight, and best self-reporting procedures are usually left alone by the NCAA, as long as the infractions are secondary. Hyman has a responsibility to address the situation with JM, regardless of what Aggie fans think. I bet that KS was well aware that Hyman was going to meet with the Manziel's. In fact, I bet KS would rather this come from Hyman than himself. I would not be surprised if the Associate AD for compliance was in that meeting as well. After JM's first post-Heisman PR problems I wrote a few posts about the NCAA and this situation, and everyone thought I was off my rocker. The reality is, everything JM does that is put out on social media, or regular media for that matter, if questioned, will have to be defended by the University. It sounds like Hyman was really just trying to emphasis to the Manziel's how things can be distorted, and how a which hunt can begin, and all it would take is an over zealous NCAA investigator to cause big problems for the University. I don't think this is a big deal, I am not surprised. Embrace it, and be glad the highest levels of the athletic department are serious enough to maintain the integrity of the institution to avoid a USC or OSU, situation. By sitting down with them the AD is demonstrating to the NCAA that they have institutional control.
"There is no bad publicity."
You guys all talk about wanting to be like Bama, well we better start acting like it. Just ask yourselves, what would Nick Saban do? He'd be reading Johnny the riot act.
And yes, Johnny needs to reign it in. He has started to get more bad pub than good and that is NOT good for the program. Forget the 70 year old crotchety old men. We need to worry about the 45 year old single moms of key recruits that see that picture held up by opposing recruiters. "Do you want your son to be exposed to that type of behavior and a program that appears to be out of control?"
As someone on tv said, "Johnny needs to decide if he wants to be a rock star or a football player."
This isn't a big deal and I'm certain Sumlin knew about it beforehand. Good grief.
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What I want to know is who paid for Jordan Hick's attorney?
"I like Bears and if you're going to be a bear, UMMMMM, BE A Grizzley"
smart move in my opinion. nees to have the same sitdown with JFF himself to impress upon him that he represents the school and heisman award every single day, no exceptions.
He's the first freshmen heisman winner ever.
I enjoy the shit out him flaunting himself on twitter, but at some point he needs to realize that he's very important to the team. If he does something to harm himself i.e. NCAA violation, the football team will be affected.
Hyman is just doing his job as the AD to make sure all parties are aware of the dangers of social media.
To show that they are fully aware of the posts that are getting out and that the university and the family are on the same page.....CYA...."no need to take a look here NCAA, we got this under control"
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