Former Texas A&M QB and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel made his voice known on the Texas football program on the night of Jan. 5.
The reactions keep pouring in concerning the Texas football program and their recent news cycle on the coaching carousel. Back on the morning of Jan. 2, Texas elected to part ways with now former fourth-year head coach Tom Herman, and they subsequently hired the current Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and the Broyles Award winner Steve Sarkisian as his replacement.
Herman and the Longhorns looked to be on the right track heading into the 2021 offseason, and a vote of confidence last month from Texas athletic director Chris del Conte seemed reassuring. But once the offseason did officially arrive for the Longhorns, the writing was on the wall that there was still a lot of doubt concerning Herman’s job security in 2021.
It took all of roughly 36 hours for Herman to see the door off of the Forty Acres come the turn of the calendar year to 2021. And his replacement was announced pretty much coincidentally with the news of the firing of Herman late in the morning of Jan. 2.
Moreover, voices from all over the college football landscape jumped into the discussion to make their opinions heard on this matter. And one in particular was not very welcome to Longhorns fans, that came about this week.
Former Texas A&M Aggies Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel made his voice known on the night of Jan. 5 concerning the Texas coaching carousel on his Twitter timeline. He took to Twitter to make fun of them on both the context of the firing of Herman, and the hiring of Sark. Manziel stated: “You guys pretty much won the SEC championship too…CONGRATS!!!!!”.
There was also context to the quote tweet that was posted on the official Texas Football Twitter page on Jan. 5 after Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy following a phenomenal 2020 campaign. Manziel clearly thought of this in a satirical sense.
Herman and the Longhorns rounded out the 2020 season with a record of 7-3 (5-3 Big 12), winning five of their last six games to end things. Texas dominated the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl, by the final score of 55-23, back on the night of Dec. 29 in what would be Herman’s final game as the program’s head coach.