Texas A&M Football

Kellen Winslow talks Mizzou, SEC, realignment, Johnny Football

November 23, 2012

Notes from Kellen Winslow interview

* The A&M / Missouri matchup has always been a big game. He called a game years back at Kyle Field where the Aggies blew out the Tigers, but things have been different of late.

* Injuries, the move to the SEC and understanding how a team is put together have all been major factors for Missouri this season. It will take a couple of years for The Tigers to have depth like the major SEC teams and be a competitive force in the conference.

* Missouri has improved in recruiting, much like Texas A&M, because of a great coach, a great roster and a great situation in the SEC.

* Johnny Manziel is comparable to a gambler who runs the tables in Vegas. He knows everything that is going to happen before it happens. His awareness is rare for his age, as well as his presence.

* This time of the year in college football, there are a lot of matchups that are very important to many teams in other ways than the season record. Late-season games make the end of the season such a blast.

* The San Diego Chargers offense that Winslow was a part of was the precursor to the West Coast and even the Spread offense. Things that are staples in college football today were practiced long ago in San Diego.

* His first thought on Missouri's move to the SEC was one of a traditionalist. However, he quickly changed his mind because the move makes sense on many levels. Missouri wanting to take the brand of the university to another part of the country was a smart thing to do. The SEC wanted Missouri because of academics and the television market first, then the football program came along with it. Ultimately, football teams are marketing and branding tools for schools and Missouri's move to the SEC is a prime example of that.

* As an athletic director (at Lakeland College in Wisconsin), the first job is to take care of the people who work with you, not for you. Success comes with this philosophy. The second most important duty is to protect the minds of student-athletes. They are students first, and graduation is the main goal. The most fulfilling part of being an A.D is the interaction with the student-athletes and their families.
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Kellen Winslow talks Mizzou, SEC, realignment, Johnny Football

loved the interview!

interesting story about how coryell came up with the 2 TE set...wish you guys had more time to talk about the old chargers. they were way ahead of their time with what they were doing on offense...their d sucked but offense was amazing!

awesome job with the interview!
My 2 favorite TE of all time are Dave Casper and Kellen Winslow. Of course, Kellen broke the mold of the TE being just another Tackle to block. Winslow was basically a skilled-up big body Wide Receiver. He didn't even start playing football until he was a senior in high school, ala Mike Evans. When he evolved in Air Coryell's system, he was just a mismatch all over the field and just fun to watch. Air Coryell was a glimpse into the future of football as it is today, spread the field, timing, rhythm, motion.
More Kellen Winslow, Sr. Less KW, Jr.
Great interview! Liked hearing about his break down of AD resposibilities and goals.
Great interview and one of the most impressive guests ever!!
Awesome! This is a great interview from a source with college football credibility.

Gig 'em, Aggies! Go, Johnny, Go!!!
Great interview, Winslow was great but when I think of the Chargers and Air Coryell, Rod Bernstine always come to my mind. He has to be placed right there with Kellen Sr. Thanks for the free content Gabe.
Are you thinking Broncos?
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