CBS to use “Johnny Cam” to track Johnny Manziel against Alabama

Have we reached the point of oversaturation with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel? CBS certainly doesn't think so.

Alabama's visit to A&M on Saturday is the network's first SEC broadcast of the season and for what could be the biggest game of the college football regular season, there will be "Johnny Cam," a camera isolated on the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback.


"No matter where he is and no matter what part of the game it is, we will have a shot of it," said Craig Silver, the coordinating producer of college football for CBS Sports. "If he is anywhere in sight of that camera, we will catch it."

Just think, if there was a Johnny Cam this offseason, the NCAA's investigation into accusations that Manziel took cash for autographs wouldn't have been so drawn out. (Obligatory joke. Sorry.)

[Related: Joe Theismann has strong words about Johnny Manziel]

Manziel's Heisman stock skyrocketed against Alabama last season when A&M went into Tuscaloosa and won 29-24 behind Manziel's 253 passing yards and 92 rushing yards. It was the Crimson Tide's only loss as they went on to win the National Championship.

CBS's pregame show will also be based in College Station on Saturday, and Silver notes within that SI article that he doesn't feel the network's responsibility to be "judge and jury" on Manziel and those autograph accusations. Those accusations, coupled with Manziel's actions on the field in the first game of the season against Rice have stirred up a lot of consternation from pundits and former coaches.

And don't expect that discussion to go away anytime soon. Now that it's game week, it'll only intensify. Come on Saturday, get here soon.

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