So if Manziel isn’t up to talking about the Tide in what is being billed as “the biggest game in Kyle Field history” is he mentally prepared to ambush Alabama a second time? If he can step on the field and play like a kid out of Kerrville, Texas, his instinctive style could again speak for itself. However, if he gets frustrated over CBS’ decision to use “Johnny Cam” to follow him throughout the game – no doubt including during TV commercial breaks – it could be a disaster.
Either way, a nationwide audience will tune in to see who wins the test of wills -- even those heading to New Orleans for the big game.
Tom Lindley is a sports columnist for the CNHI News Service. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.