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KK was without question the best offensive coordinater in Texas A&M history and I wish him nothing by the best. I'll admit, when Sumlin first hired him I was hesitant because I still have nightmares about that 2002 game when KK led Tech to an epic comeback at Kyle Field.
But he has proven that he is one helluva coach that can develope quarterbacks.
WRECK'EM / GIG'EM
He does have a good track record when it comes to developing QB's. I'm looking forward to see how Michael Brewer plays in the future.
Good coach but he had nothing to do with developing Johnny. Good luck next year.
WOW!!! Spoken like a true fAGG.
Why would you have been hesitant to have the guy who 'led Tech to an epic comeback' working FOR you, instead of against you?
This post was edited by stockjockey 16 months ago
It became obvious early in the season that KK was the reason behind A&M's success in the SEC this year.
He took a perennially mediocre Big 12 team and dominated the 'big boys.' Kevin Sumlin did not recruit the current Aggie team. KK was the brains behind the success there.
To say that KK had nothing to do with developing Johnny is the most asinine statement I've heard in 2012.
I have a feeling we're going to see a markedly different A&M team next season, which is fine with me.
Why was it obvious?
I think he already answered that question... reading comprehension helps these days
I read the post and didn’t see an actual reason why Kliff deserves all of the credit for A&M’s success, nor why Sumlin or any of the other A&M coaches don’t deserve any of the credit. It just says Kliff took a mediocre team and dominated big boys. Why is it so obvious that Kliff was the reason for that?
A&M was supposed to have a good offense already. They had one of the top offenses in the nation in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For this season, they had two 5-star RBs and a 4-star RB, a couple of 1st round NFL OTs amongst 5 returning starters on the OL, and some proven WRs like Swope, EZ Nwachakwu, etc. Nearly all of the questions for A&M going into the season were focused on A&M's defense, which was switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and had one DT on the roster that had any experience and only one over 270 lbs. Nobody thought their inexperienced, undersized front 7 with zero depth was going to stop SEC teams' rushing attacks. Secondary questions going into the season were 1) who is going to replace Tannehill at QB? and 2) will the Dana Holgerson hurry-up spread that Sumlin is bringing from UH work against SEC defenses?
I think the defensive coaching staff that Sumlin brought in deserves a lot of the credit for A&M's success in the SEC this year; it’s not that obvious to me that “KK was the reason". I think Sumlin himself deserves a lot of credit for the new attitude he's pumped into the program as well. ...and yes, Kingsbury also did a remarkable job with the offense and adapting it to Johnny Manziel. When Kliff first got to A&M, he said things like "we do what we do; try to stop it", but Johnny really struggled to play within the offense and do what he was supposed to do. Trusting teammates and getting the ball out quickly like Case Keenum did is not something Johnny does well. Getting through progressions is also not something Johnny does all that well. Kliff had to adapt the offense around what Johnny does well and he was great at that.
I wish Kliff luck. I'm sure he'll be successful. He definitely deserves some credit for A&M’s success in 2012; just wondering why you thought it was so obvious that he was the only reason for the success.
The guy who helped with Johnny's throwing was George Whitfield and everything else is pure talent that nobody can match. KK will be a good coach but he is not going to have someone like Johnny next season. Good luck in the car wash bowl.
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