Johnny Manziel is definitely the most-hyped quarterback in the SEC this season. But that isn't winning him any brownie points with the SEC coaches.
The preseason All-SEC coaches' selections were announced today. And even though Johnny Football threw and ran for more than 5,000 yards last season and became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy, the SEC coaches didn't name him first-team All-SEC. Instead, they selected Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray to the first team and put Manziel on the second team, which is something that's not going to sit well with Manziel.
He's not the only one who's going to feel slighted, either. Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, who led the Crimson Tide to the BCS National Championship last season, was only voted to the third-team All-SEC. So you can probably expect both Manziel and McCarron to play with a chip on their shoulders this season (assuming, of course, Manziel can play in light of the recent trouble he's run into with the NCAA). That's good for Texas A&M and Alabama, but very, very bad for everyone else in the SEC.
Way to make life on yourselves, SEC coaches!
[via Houston Chronicle]