Originally Posted by wicket
cant compare meyer or chiziks system to sumlins system. I would compare it to the system leach ran at texas tech and those QBs were nowhere near the heisman either dispite amazing seasons.
Also the fact that Manziel shat the bed on two of his three biggest games is really an issue for me. Also keep in mind he had a Heisman half against Bama, kid didnt do **** in the second half
Newton and Tebow gained alot of their yards on designed run plays. Manziel gained most of his rushing yards on broken plays - ie passing plays that did not work out so he took off and created with his feet. He is a much more improvisational and exciting player than either Tebow or Newton.
Its unfair to give more credit to the system for Manziel and less to either Tebow or Newton. The icing on the cake for Manziel is that A&M was essentially a big 12 team coming in against all those vaunted SEC defenses and putting up points on all of them. At the beginning of the season all the pundits were stating that Missouri would have an easier time transitioning to the SEC and A&M would struggle while the opposite proved true.
Klein was my frontrunner but he blew it against Baylor. Manziel now leads the way as the best player in the country. Teo is not even the best linebacker in the nation and those are the only three that should be in the conversation. Manziel came out of nowhere and took college football by storm - as always have to give props to Brent for being the first to mention him on this site.