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AUBURN, Ala. -- Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel isn’t afraid to mix it up with the media on Twitter. He had a notable exchange with Yahoo’s Pat Forde Sunday and then took a shot at radio personality Paul Finebaum. Here is the exchange...

Johnny Football will get back to just playing football soon.

@JManziel2: Last time I checked double digit win columns and championships are what matters

@finebaum: Johnny Football to Johnny Philosopher

@JManziel2: @finebaum just do us all a favor and put RTR at the end of your twitter name

Finebaum has since deleted his tweet, which deleted Manziel’s reply. I guess the truth hurts.....

The constant gnashing of teeth over everything Manziel does and everywhere he goes has reached ridiculous levels. I don’t care if Manziel went to a Texas fraternity party and wore a Tebow shirt. Why that needs to be reported by the national media is beyond me. I guess it’s part of the paparazzi society we live in today.

I do, however, think it serves as a distraction to his teammates. Not what Manziel is doing, but how it gets reported over and over again. That along with the loss of five starters on both sides of the ball, the loss of offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and just being the second time through the league, are reasons I think the Aggies take a step back this season. Not a big step but a small step back from their 11-2 record last year.....

Fellow beat writer Brandon Marcello mentioned on Twitter today that Gus Malzahn hasn’t been involved in a losing season as an assistant or head coach since 1993 when he was 4-6 at Hughes (Ark.) High School. Just something to keep in mind for those predicting doom and gloom for the Tigers this season.....

Looks like Mike Dyer will be officially joining the Louisville football team shortly. It’s a good situation for him with the Cardinals returning quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a fleet of receivers and needing some help at the running back position. It’s Dyer’s third chance and if he can produce on the field as expected and stay out of trouble off the field, he’ll have an opportunity to put up big numbers this fall and be drafted by the NFL next spring.....

I want to applaud 4-star defensive end Jordan Hoiem from Wailuku, Hawaii, who announced Monday that he was giving up football. The Oregon commitment and No. 228 overall prospect according to 247Sports was very blunt when he told our Oregon site that he “hated” football. Good for him for being honest and brave enough to admit that and for not wasting anymore of Oregon’s time and effort recruiting him.

I’m betting it felt pretty good to get that off his chest and that he’s felt this way for a while but been a little ashamed to admit it. The time demands and personal sacrifice you have to put in to being a major-college football player are so high, there’s no way someone that doesn’t love the game can achieve success. Better Hoiem realizes this and acts on it now than a year or two down the line.

Now, another talented defensive end will have an opportunity to play at Oregon and Hoiem can move on with his life, wherever it leads him.

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