Kevin Sumlin: Gene Stallings is not happy with you.
Following back-to-back eight-win seasons and a host of offseason drama, the former Texas A&M player and coach pronounced his critical thoughts about the current state of the Aggies under Sumlin on The Opening Drive radio show.
His assertions are warranted as the face of Texas A&M’s football program, Johnny Manziel, has become a TMZ regular as he waits for an NFL call. The Aggies saw two high-profile quarterbacks transfer from their program, a 5-star quarterback de-commit, which led to a Twitter rant from Texas A&M wide receiver’s coach Aaron Moorehead.
That was the first assistant coach incident for Texas A&M, as offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks were both suspended two weeks for without pay for comments made during a women’s football clinic hosted by Texas A&M.
Stallings addressed a few of those issues in the radio interview.
On Manziel… “It’s not satisfied as far as I’m concerned. I felt they really mishandled Johnny Manziel. The worst thing you can do for a player is get him off if he’s guilty. You don’t have to send him to jail, but he violates the rules so they handicapped him a half a game against Rice. That’s real punishment. Now all of a sudden, Johnny thinks he’s bigger than the game and you see what his life has turned out to be.”
On women’s clinic…“They had a clinic for women. Maybe 700 people attended. They had some graphics that were… they were just ‘classless’ is the word for that. Everything starts at the top. Even though [Sumlin] probably didn’t have anything to do with it, still was on his watch.”
Stallings also said that his grandson, 2016 Clemson commit and tight end J.C. Chalk, went to College Station for a visit and was displeased with the way Aggies coaches talked to players other things about the environment.
“So I think they need to clean up the act and get on the right road and coach football and have a good year,” Stallings said on the radio show.