SEC Football Tweets of the Week: Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Thanks His Fans

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterAugust 17, 2012

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel / Photo Courtesy:
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel / Photo Courtesy:

Every Friday on the SEC Blog, we will feature the tweets of the week from SEC players, coaches and media personalities. 


One of the biggest news items on the field this week in the SEC was Texas A&M's announcement that Johnny Manziel has won the job as the Aggie starting quarterback, beating out three others including sophomore Jameill Showers.

Manziel took time to thank the fans for their encouragement after winning the job.

Just want to thank everyone for all the tweets and encouragement. I really am an incredibly fortunate and blessed individual #gigem

— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) August 16, 2012

With his ability to make things happen through the air and on the ground, the A&M offense should be a lot of fun to watch in 2012.

The Tennessee Volunteers spent the better part of the week at Milligan College in northeast Tennessee. According to Wes Rucker of, Dooley was happy enough with their work that he gave them Wednesday night off.

Dooley cancelled Vols practice tonight: "When Smokey's been hunting the way you want him to hunt, you throw that dog a bone."

— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) August 15, 2012

Dooley always has a good quote up his sleeve.

Auburn commit Reuben Foster, the 5-star linebacker from Auburn (Ala.) High School, became the subject of some speculation after it was reported that he was meeting with the NCAA about his recruitment. As it turns out, it wasn't the NCAA, it was the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Foster took to Twitter to vent his frustrations—or lack thereof.…

— Reuben Foster (@reubenfoster_FG) August 14, 2012

Mississippi State finished up its final two-a-day practice of the summer, and star cornerback Johnthan Banks was pleased, according to Brandon Marcello of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

CB Johnthan Banks on his final two-a-day at Mississippi State: "It's sweet sweet. It ain't bitter sweet."

— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) August 15, 2012

LSU head coach Les Miles got philosophical on Twitter.


— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) August 17, 2012

He always wanted a "spy that nobody could see." He apparently has created a hashtag that nobody could see as well.

And finally, Georgia offensive lineman Watts Dantzler—who we are required to mention as much as possible in order to link to his spring break bus ride—has a strategy when talking to girls who he doesn't remember.

Nothing more awkward when a few seconds into a conversation and a girl says "you don't remember my name do you?" #ThatsWhyICalledYouSweetie

— Watts Dantzler (@wattsdantzler) August 14, 2012

Have a good weekend, SEC fans.