Originally Posted by 2012Champs
Johnny footballs dont grow on trees so the odds are A&M will have a very noticable drop off. A&M would have to make huge strides in D to offset a drop of Johnny just to stay on par imo
I'm not sure the drop-off will be that gigantic. Will A&M's offense put up monster numbers like before? Probably not. However, I think that Sumlin's system is getting less credit than it should here. No, the next guy will not nearly be as effective as Johnny Manziel but the D will make strides. This is a young defense and Snyder is moving pieces around to find the fit he wants. When it clicks it will be much better than the poor showings we have seen to date. This season is a baptism by fire for the young guys on the D.
Edit: At the end of the day, we all know that Sumlin is going to milk this for all its worth for a pay raise with Texas A&M, but he isn't leaving. The only ones who want him to are USC fans and UH fans who need A&M to taste what they got in order to feel better about themselves.