TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- In his first comments since SEC Media Day, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel took a page out of Alabama's playbook and downplayed the hype surrounding Saturday's showdown at Kyle Field.
“It feels like another game, feels like week three of the season," Manziel said in quotes distributed by Texas A&M media relations. "We have to continue to get better as a team, get better in every aspect: offense, defense, special teams. Having a full lineup and all of our guys back will be nice but for us we have to continue to get better like we did last year and see how things go."
This sort of talk matches what Alabama players said after their season opener against Virginia Tech and throughout their idle week.