Now he's going against a hungrier Jadeveon Clowney and a league that is putting all stock in limiting his impact on a football game. Manziel said he expects to maybe see more blitzes in his second season as a starter in an attempt to rattle him early in a ballgame.
The other question was about the departure of former offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury to take over at Texas Tech, his alma mater. Manziel fielded the question, like most of those he answered, with poise and a confident demeanor that has helped him win over the Aggie huddle at such a young age (he turned 20 in December). He said he still speaks with Kingsbury regularly, but that's he confident in the new staff to continue where last season left off.
Those are the questions that should be analyzed, picked and prodded. In the three-day circus that has become the SEC media days, it's not often that the meat of material gets analyzed. Will Muschamp's comment on Ohio State and its involvement in reportedly turning Florida in for recruiting violations (of which the NCAA found no such violations) stole the show, not the Gators' approach to solving an offense that was 104th out of 124 Division I teams in total offense.
Ole Miss linebacker Mike Marry received plenty of media attention not for his comments on football, but for a bright pink suit that only TNT's Craig Sager could love (and has no color-connection to the Rebels).
With the Big Ten's media days one week away (July 24-25 in Chicago), it's pretty much predetermined what stories will be featured. Urban Meyer will take the stage and likely field as many questions about Aaron Hernandez as he will about the 2013 Buckeyes. Brady Hoke will be coaxed into calling OSU "Ohio," and new Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson will undoubtedly be asked about departed coach Brett Bielema's blasting of the Badgers' way of underpaying assistant coaches.