Nick Saban plays it close to the vest, and he usually doesn’t gush about any particular aspect of his opponents. Sure, the respect is always there, but Saban took it up a notch today on the SEC Teleconference when he called Texas A&M ‘one of the greatest offenses maybe in college football history’, via AL.com.
“Texas A&M has an outstanding team, one of the best offensive teams probably in college football, maybe in this history of college football in terms of their quarterback’s ability to make plays and the great job of executing that they do,” Saban said. “They’re a very well-coached team.”
And how could you disagree with him?
The Aggies are arguably college football’s top offense, led by college football’s most electrifying playmaker in Johnny Manziel. The Aggies are averaging 600 yards of offense and 58.5 points in two games, granted against Rice and Sam Houston State, but that’s what they’re supposed to do, right? Remember, Manziel has only played five quarters in two games.
Saban also talked about Manziel and his evolution from raw playmaker to Johnny Quarterback.
“Their team got more and more confident in his ability to effectively throw the ball, which he has just continued to improve in,” Saban said. “He has great athleticism. He’s a very instinctive guy. He does a really good job of executing their offense. He has a really good understanding of what they need to do and how to take what the defense gives.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Saban gush over Johnny Manziel.
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