Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel and presumed No. 1 NFL Draft pick Jadeveon Clowney are the two biggest stars in college football. It's not that surprising that each one was brought up during the other's interview at SEC Media Days, and Clowney claimed that he could catch the fleet-footed Manziel in the open field:
"Can I catch Johnny Manziel? Yes, I would go right at him. Hit him in the mouth." -Jadeveon Clowney— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 16, 2013
Naturally, Manziel thinks he'd be fine:
Manziel on Clowney's 4.46 40: He's an absolute freak of an athlete, but I'm very confident in my abilities to beat him (in a race).— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) July 17, 2013
Texas A&M and South Carolina don't play during the regular season, so the only way these two can be on the same field this year is if they meet in the SEC Championship Game. I think that matchup may draw some interest. South Carolina has better odds (+425) to make the title game than Texas A&M (+1050), as it doesn't need to finish ahead of Alabama to get to Atlanta.