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Submitted by Kelso Sturgeon on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM

The NFL Pre-Season begins Sunday night on national television (NBC) when the Dallas Cowboys meet the Miami Dolphins in the annual Hall of Fame Game. Miami opened as a 1-point favorite but has been bet out to -2 and -2.5, depending on where you bet, because of injuries to the Cowboys and the fact starting quarterback Tony Romo will be held out of the game.

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Texas' Brown Knows He Must Win-Or Else

Talk is always cheap and I look at it all with a certain amount of skepticism but I must admit my recent visit to Austin confirmed all the things that I have been told-that the Texas Longhorn faithful have run out of patience with Coach Mack Brown who despite being 149-43 in his 15 years running knows he has to win the Big 12 championship and a BCS bowl bid to keep his job.

Texas, which went 9-4 last season, has been college football's biggest underachiever for the past several seasons. The Longhorns always seem to have a top five recruiting class but Brown has not produced with all this talent. Texas has not won a Big 12 title since 2009.

Galling the legions of Texas supporters is the rise of Texas A&M, a hated former rival, the big push being made by TCU since joining the Big 12, embarrassing back-to-back losses to Oklahoma, 63-21, last year as a 3-point underdog and a 55-17 blowout at the hands of the Sooners the season before.

And Longhorn fans cannot figure out how Texas has lost six straight to Kansas State, including last year's 42-24 butt whipping.

Texas football fans are as rabid as those of schools such as Notre Dame, Alabama and LSU and another 9-4 season just won do it, regardless of what it costs to buy Brown out of his contract. He is the highest paid coach in NCAA football at $5,292,500 per year and this football-hungry school would not hesitate to pay him whatever it takes to send him down the road.

Texas returns 17 starters from last year's team, including junior quarterback David Ash (completed 214-of318 passes, with 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions) who is the most experienced signal caller in the Bi 12.

Manzeil Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Of College Football

No one doubts the football talent of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. He did not win last year's Heisman Trophy by accident. He was truly sensational-and that word really does not cover it-as he led the Aggies to an 11-2 season, including a 29-24 win over eventual national champion Alabama.

In the process:

  • Manziel completed 295-of-434 passes for 3,706 yards, with 26 touchdowns and with just 9 interceptions.
  • Manziel rushed the ball 201 times for 1,410 yards and another 21 touchdowns.

For those who are mathematically challenged that means 5,116 yards of total offense and 47 touchdowns for his freshman season.

In most cases this would project a great career for this 20-year-old sophomore but Manziel obviously is a very troubled individual and the folks in Texas say he is doomed by his demons. His erratic behavior during the summer is extremely troubling and has everyone around him, including his parents, according to The Dallas Morning News, on pins and needles.

Talk to people who are immersed in the world of football in the Lone Star State describe him as "classless", a "flaming asshole", an "out-of-control juvenile delinquent", a "drunk"-and those are just some of the more favorable comments. Most could not be listed on this page.

The Dallas Morning News has said Manziel has been in therapy for anger management and drinking issues, but still remains out of control and in a mode he must not realize is self-destructive.

Who knows what the future holds, but is for certain Manziel is in charge of it.

Needless to say, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has to be holding his breath.

Football bettors certainly must pay attention.

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