SEC Media Day - Hurd Quotes

The 2013 football season for the Texas Aggies had its unoffical kickoff on Wednesday when head coach Kevin Sumlin, Johnny Manziel, Jake Matthews, and Toney Hurd Jr. went before the SEC media. Here are some selected quotes from Hurd Jr.

On the importance of this offseason:

"Coach Sumlin and Coach Jackson set workouts to keep us ready and dedicated each day. We're working to be great."

On his thoughts of Johnny Manziel's off-field issues:

"Johnny's a great guy. He's a hard working and motivated guy. As teammates, we stand by him, and we know Coach Sumlin will handle the disciple issues off the field."

On his thoughts of Manziel on the field:

"He's a great teammate, he's a hard worker, dedicated. He's a vocal guy, he'll tell the offensive lineman ‘Hey, watch this!' and let the younger receivers know what they need to do."

On his motivation for the game:

"Growing up, I had it tough. My family struggled. I always kept myself motivated in school and on the field. I wanted to be great, no matter where I came from."

On preseason expectations for Texas A&M:

"We got the monkey off our back that we couldn't win in the SEC, and this year, we're just dedicated to working to be great."

On Manziel's negative publicity surrounding him:

"First and foremost, I'd like to say Johnny's a great guy. He's a humble guy. When the season starts, he'll be ready to go."

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