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The Daily Bull on Spring Games, Legal Troubles, and Celebrity Restaurants

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Busy weekend in Aggieland.

Texas A&M v Mississippi State Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images

COACH FAILS TO PROP UP MEDIA AFTER GLORIFIED PRACTICE. Coach Sumlin got a dose of negative waves when he didn’t answer questions after the spring game because he was out crooting (aka his real job). He mailed in (LITERALLY OMG) his quotes a few hours later. Big deal. Well, it kinda is this time. He would have no doubt been bombarded with questions about Oregon transfer WR Kirk Merritt, who is mired in legal troubles surrounding a pair of pretty ugly incidents last November.

This is a big deal. Even with Merritt pleading not guilty to the charges , there are rumblings surrounding the timing of the incident (during the season last year) and why Merritt was allowed to continue practicing last fall after the charges were filed, and many are questioning why the A&M Football program did not publicly address the charges until the court hearings last week. It gives credence to the impression of slipshod PR handling at best, with the possibility of something even worse simmering just under the surface. In today’s college sports world, any trace of impropriety involving indecency or abuse cases is going to be scrutinized intensely, and rightly so. For now though, Sumlin is still clinging to some degree of control, and his previous swift handling and dismissals of serious offenders (Claiborne and Golden in 2014, Josh Walker last August) indicates that he’s not afraid to punish players no matter where they are on the depth chart. So far, Sumlin’s silence on the issue seems to be within reason with the case still pending. Just. It’s fuel for the taek engines and fodder for those already discontent with the head coach. How he handles the verdict will be where he should be judged, harshly if necessary. Until then we’ll limit our complaints here to failure to beat LSU or retain elite quarterbacks.

[SHIFTS GEARS ABRUBPTLY BACK INTO FULL MOCKERY MODE]

SPICY TUNA ROLL TIDE. He’s the wasabi to Greg McElroy’s ginger. Now you can get your own McCarron-inspired raw fish anytime you want in T-Town. Golden Flake and Cokecola may have been good enough for BEAR but this is a modern, global marketplace we are inhabiting.

Poll

Which celebrity Aggie QB restaurant would you most enjoy dining at?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Randy McCown’s Chicken Finger/Sunglass Hut
    (6 votes)
  • 10%
    Stephen McGee’s Teppanyaki Roadkill Bar & Grille
    (52 votes)
  • 16%
    Jerrod Johnson’s Slow-Roasted Everything
    (84 votes)
  • 34%
    Bucky Richardson’s Crawfish Farm & Small Engine Repair
    (173 votes)
  • 3%
    Corey Pullig’s Nacho Factory
    (20 votes)
  • 1%
    Kevin Murray’s Eggs Benedictine Tabernacle
    (8 votes)
  • 32%
    Pasta Fazool Me Once: a Johnny Manziel & Guy Fieri Production
    (165 votes)
508 votes total Vote Now