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Mack Brown says that Texas never offered Johnny Manziel a scholarship as a safety (Video)

Nick Bromberg
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One of the popular stories around Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is that the University of Texas and coach Mack Brown wanted the Heisman Trophy winner to play safety.

Not so, says Brown. He was on the Dan Patrick show Friday and said that the university never offered Manziel a scholarship.

"We never offered Johnny," Brown said. "And we sure didn't offer him as a safety."

If Brown's telling the truth, the narrative may actually increase about Manziel. Isn't not offering a scholarship more "disrespectful" than offering one to play another position?

Brown also touched on the recruiting of Robert Griffin III and Jameis Winston, two other quarterbacks who Texas is mentioned as being in the running for at one time during the recruiting process. When Griffin was being recruited, the Longhorns had Colt McCoy entrenched at quarterback, and Brown said that Texas never had a shot at Winston.

In the entire video above, Brown also talked about the Wallace Hall and Nick Saban story.

With recruiting, you know the reality about how they unfolded are somewhere in the middle from the official school line and the stories that are thrown around. But it's now nice to have Brown's comments to serve as something on the other end of the spectrum.

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