September 5th, 2013 10:00 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
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Tags: Barry Switzer, College Station, Dallas Cowboys, Johnny Manziel
Don’t count ex-Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer among the members of the Johnny Manziel fan club. The man who won national titles in college and a Super Bowl in the pros told ESPN Radio yesterday that he was ticked off by Manziel’s money and autograph gestures last Saturday:
“I’m certainly disappointed in his actions… For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask and I wanted to grab him. Of course, you get fired for that now; in the old days you could get away with that. It’s the world we live in. It’s a misplaced value system. When I see this happen I wonder where the core value system comes from, if he has a core value system. This young man needs a damn hell of a lot of development.”
While the majority of people outside of College Station — and some in College Station — share the coach’s view, Switzer might not be the best person to talk about “where the core value system comes from.” If Brian Bosworth was telling the truth in his 1988 book on Sooner football — and ironically that’s a guy who, like Manziel, became as well known for his persona as his game — Switzer presided over one of the most renegade programs in college football history. At the time, Switzer denied some of the accusations.
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