For Malzahn, it was Cam Newton, an electrifying Heisman Trophy winner who led the Tigers to the 2010 national championship. The new and maybe even improved version of Newton is No. 7 Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, an equally dazzling Heisman winner trying to lead the Aggies to a win Saturday against Auburn.
“I would say probably those two are probably two of the best that ever played the game in college football,” said Malzahn, who was Newton’s offensive coordinator.
“We only got to see Cam Newton for one year, but this guy, he’s in the same element. They’re different, but they’re still some of the best to ever play.”