Posted September 04, 2013

Barry Switzer is latest to rip Johnny Manziel’s actions

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Former Oklahoma coach didn't appreciate Johnny Manziel's actions either. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer didn’t appreciate Johnny Manziel’s actions. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Add Oklahoma coaching legend Barry Switzer as the latest person who didn’t appreciate how Johnny Manziel acted during Texas A&M’s 52-31 victory over Rice last Saturday.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner was taken out of the game in the third quarter after receiving a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting.

Former coach Lou Holtz said he would have grabbed Manziel “by the throat” if he was his coach.

ESPN broadcaster Matt Millen went even further saying he would put his “size 13 boot” up Johnny Football’s behind.

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Switzer, whose players got in their share of trouble while he coached at Oklahoma, put his two cents in.

“I’m certainly disappointed in his actions,” Switzer said on ESPN Radio. “For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his face mask 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.”

A&M plays Sam Houston State this Saturday before top-ranked Alabama comes to town on Sept. 14.


61 comments
boatsaver
boatsaver

I suppose all these retirees are getting holier than thou in their senior years or maybe just hoping to

point out what tough guys they still are.  The Kid is only 21 or so you old farts.

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

It doesn't matter who it is thats saying things...  I'd say Charles Manson is qualified to comment on scumbags, wouldn't you?  

Barry is therefore entitled to comment on CFB scumbags, and Johnny Football is one of those.  Knock Switzer all you want, but what he says is true - kid's a punk

DSM
DSM

Where was tough guy Switzer when his Dallas Cowboys and Sooners were constantly on the police blotter ?

The Securities & Exchange Commission did not think Switzer was entitled to judge anyone's conduct harshly.

Markus
Markus

If Barry says you are a bum..............then you must REALLY be a bum

lifebear
lifebear

ATM MAY HAVE SWITCHED CONFERENCES BUT LOOKS LIKE LITTLE ELSE HAS CHANGED.SAME OLE WIN AT ALL COST AGGIES.ITS OK TO LIE CHEAT AND STEAL AS LONG AS YOU DONT GET CAUGHT.JUST WIN BABY.SUMLIN NEEDS TO GAIN CONTROL AND GROW A PAIR OR LET J. SHARP COACH THIS TEAM.WHY ALL THE DEFENSE WAS SUSPENDED IS STILL A MYSTERY.NATIONAL CHAMPS OR JOHNNY FOOTBALL AND THE NATIONAL CHUMPS...VERY THANKFUL FOR RG111 AND THE CLASS AND INTEGRITY SHOWN BY HIM REPRESENTING BAYLOR UNIVERSITY AND THE HEISMAN.

bendover
bendover

you're kidding, right?...barry switzer dissing someone ELSE'S behavior?...hahahahaha...this is the guy who, as dallas cowboy head coach, conveniently "forgot" he had a pistol in his carry-on baggage as he tried to board an airplane...this was the bad-boy of the sooners' coaching staff...he had brian bosworth, the worst behavorial case EVER, on his team and thought that he was wonderful...geez...barry switzer??...give me a break...when was the last time ANYONE paid attention to what he said??

IhavenBinBlitzed
IhavenBinBlitzed

I think Johnny Football pulled off an amazing stunt and should be adulated rather than condemned.

hpb
hpb

So the self proclaimed "Bootlegger's Boy" has a problem with Johnny's behavior.

Better behave! Says the pot to the kettle.. 

NoneofyourBizniz
NoneofyourBizniz

"This young man needs a damn hell of a lot of development.” --Barry Switzer.  And then he pulled his .357 out of his carry on bag, and.....  Sorry wrong team.  Oops!

HughJardon
HughJardon

Perhaps he is happy being a target to opposing defenses. If that's the case and he can back it up with another Heisman caliber performance then good for him.

But then again I wouldn't shed a tear if he blows out his knee and we never have to hear of him again.

jhedric49
jhedric49

Johnny Manziel, Isn't this the guy that Barry's Sooners couldn't lay a hand on in the 2013 Cotton Bowl?

BobLittle
BobLittle

Switzer recruited a team of real criminals.  And he didn't manage them all that well.

MrArlington
MrArlington

Dude better monetize his name while he is in the news. He won't have a successful NFL career and not a lot of big name companies will want him to promote their products due to his bad reputation.

Steelers7160
Steelers7160

Gotta love the double standards of the NCAA. He gets a 1/2 game suspension,then comes in and basically laughs in everyone's face about it. What a disrespectful punk. You have a god given talent and you act like your 12. He needs to mature quickly or a lb or db could end his career in a second. Better hope his "online" classes will get him a good job...oh wait he's a spoiled little rich kid that will probably never work a real job in his life...disgusting

NeilLynn
NeilLynn

Barry fell victim in the early 1980s to the pressure to feed the monster.  After several years (81-83) of 4 loss seasons falling far short of meeting fans expectations in the wins column, I believe he began to look less at the kind of person a recruit was and only at the athletic talent that was present.  The other thing that bit Barry was the change that was occurring in kids, going from mostly good kids to higher numbers of self centered kids. Yes there have always been the problem children, but their numbers were on the rise on the team fueled in part by Barry's desperation to get back to a national championship.  Barry's lax attitude in his personal life and in coaching didn't adapt well to the new entitlement based kids.  After winning the championship in '85, the new attitude appeared to pay off and it continued unabated or even increased.  Without a coach that was on top of what was going on things spiraled out of control and Barry never saw it coming.  I also think his background, (read "bootleggers boy") made it very hard for Barry to do what he needed to do with regard to players who came from similar backgrounds.

docwu2k
docwu2k

Barry Switzer? LOL!! Rarely has a bigger sleaze coached a football game!


GladysGill003
GladysGill003

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kptbaker
kptbaker

I don't condone what Manziel did, but this whole thing is being overblown.  How many taunting penalties have been called in College football the last few years?  The only reason this one is being made such a big deal of is the baseless accusations that Manziel has had the deal with the last few weeks.  If that wasn't made into such a big story, this incident would have just been a foot nore.

OwenCaterwall3
OwenCaterwall3

Let's see; A cheater coach who recruited and coddled criminals, another cheater coach who bailed on his team and left the school holding the bag for his misdeeds, and the guy who destroyed the Detroit Lions franchise: with jackwagons like this doing the hatin' I'm a Johnny Football fan.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

What he needs is for Sumlin to grow a set and suspend him for the Sam Houston State game.....the WHOLE GAME!

DGB62
DGB62

Barry Switzer shouldn't be saying a damn thing about value systems with all the scumbags he had on his teams.

mark134
mark134

so Johnny pops off to a few players on the field and all the coaches want to choke/hit/pull facemasks off of him?? over-reaction? violence to kids?  these old jerks, examples of the worst in used up coaches make me laugh, they are so out of touch! talk about examples to kids?

 matt millan?? why does he have a job? singularly the worst GM in history.   barry switzer ???... ummm, can you spell recruiting violations Barry? Holtz, quit on your teams much Lou?

 long live Johnny Football ... the same people that revere Joe Namath today criticized him for the same stuff! short memories all of them!  hypocrites!

joeshine730
joeshine730

Johnny needs the living crap beat out of him. How poorly was Manziel raised by his parents??

ghostofpaterno
ghostofpaterno

See those knees of his•••••they won't look the same by the end of the year!  Some opposing DB will make a name of himself 

chad96
chad96

In other news, Manziel makes the cover of Time magazine to hopefully generate a discussion that is more in depth than "he's a punk".  I believe it's been nearly 50 years since an athlete has been on the cover.  Love him or hate him, you can't deny his popularity.

balfy
balfy

@DSM He was exonerated in all of his SEC problems Richard Head.

balfy
balfy

@bendover Yeah I hear Switzer is really a terrorist and was going to hijack that plane. And let's not foget all the children Boz molested. Idiot.

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@bendover  when it comes to the joker of a TAMU quarterback, alot of people agree with him

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@IhavenBinBlitzed yeah, we should totally reward arrogance, hubris, taunting, etc in todays world... we all need more of that

SurfinUSA
SurfinUSA

@NeilLynn   spoken like a true alumni historian.  You nailed it.  Barry never saw it coming when the team hit critical mass and went out of control.  Everyone tried to find a way to salvage the situation but the story was too rich for competing recruiters to scare momma's of blue chip boys.  Even though his time at OU ended ignominiously, Barry got to disprove the axiom that there are no second acts in life when Jerry Jones served up a Super Bowl team for Barry to coach.  Barry realized he could phone it in and win and proceeded to do just that.  Michael Irvin and his posse on the team ran wild with their cathouse in Irving and the endless supply of cocaine.  Barry got his Super Bowl ring and lit back to Norman  away from the bright lights of Dallas.  ~~ fellow alumni '73

SouthJack
SouthJack

@kptbaker 

Would everyone PLEASE quit picking on Poor Johnny, according to all of the Aggie Nation he is the best thing since sliced bread and he would NEVER do anything that is not proper! Ain't it funny how them Gaggie's are so hard up for a national championship that they will let little ole' Johnny "CASH" drag their whole school through all this laughable drama!  Johnny "CASH" is lower than a snake's a** and so is anybody that sticks up for him! 

Longsack the Clown
Longsack the Clown

@kptbaker  BASELESS!!! That is laughable. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY is going to sign over 4000 items for nothing. That may be on sale, but I ain't buyin it. And if you're buyin it, then I've got a lake in the sahara I'm wanting to sell if you're interested.

GTT
GTT

@kptbaker Yeah, baseless. A guy who professes to hate the aggravation of signing autographs signs thousands out of the goodness of his heart. Yeah, no reason to look any closer at that. What were we thinking?

BY
BY

@mark134 I remember Namath being criticized for white shoes, long hair and being honest about dating lots of women. I never remember him acting like a horse's butt on the field. These old jerks so out of touch...so it is ok with you to taunt opponents? Whom do you consider a good role model? Tell us about all the successful college/pro teams you've coached.

DSM
DSM

@balfy@DSMHe was indeed acquitted, on the basis that no witness could contradict his story that he somehow heard the insider information he traded on while sunbathing in the stands during a track meet. The SEC never cleared him, but the judge disagreed.

Here is a good summary:

 

In 1981, Switzer allegedly received an inside tip concerning the sale of Phoenix Resources Company. Switzer bought a substantial number of Phoenix shares in advance of the transaction, and he also tipped off a number of his friends. He and his friends made a handsome profit.

At the time, Switzer was the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and Phoenix was the sponsor of Switzer's television show. Its CEO, George Platt, was a prominent Oklahoma booster, a season ticket holder, and a personal acquaintance of Switzer. He also was the source of Switzer's inside information. Sounds like a classic case of tipping. But Switzer won.

What was his defense? Switzer testified that he ran into Mr. Platt at an Oklahoma track meet.They spoke to one another, and then Switzer laid down on a row of bleachers behind Platt in order to sunbathe. While sunbathing, Switzer overheard Platt talking to his wife about Phoenix's pending transaction. Shortly thereafter, Switzer bought Phoenix stock based on what he had overheard. Nobody contradicted this story, and the court dismissed the SEC's complaint.

As we saw with OJ, Robert Blake, Ray Lewis and others, it is very hard to get a conviction of a sports celebrity without an eyewitness, no matter how improbable their defense.  Note that Platt, in addition to wanting to cover for Switzer, would have been guilty himself if he had not stuck to a story that he did not tell Switzer, but blabbed to his wife in public about a top secret event without awareness of where his buddy had gone after speaking to him.


SurfinUSA
SurfinUSA

@doublejtrain68 @docwu2k   THREE National Championships, TWELVE Big 8 Championships and ONE Heisman Trophy Winner- Billy Sims.  Yeah, he was a sleaze but it was a helluva fun ride while it lasted.  He never pretended to be something he wasn't and under all the blarney, the guy was (is) a damn good football coach.

lifebear
lifebear

@BY @mark134 try RG111,HE REPRESENTED THE HEISMAN AND BAYLOR UNIVERSITY WITH SOME CLASS.