Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel named SEC offensive player of the week

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the SEC offensive player of the week after guiding the Aggies to an upset of No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week.


Manziel produced 345 total yards and two passing touchdowns to lead the Aggies to an upset of Alabama.

Defensive backs D.J. Swearinger, of South Carolina, and Louisiana State University’s Craig Loston share league defensive honors.

Swearinger had 13 tackles and scored on a 69-yard interception return against Arkansas. Loston had a 100-yard interception return against Mississippi State.

Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett and Florida’s Loucheiz Purifoy share special teams honors. Georgia’s David Andrews and Vanderbilt’s Walker May secured the offensive and defensive line honors, respectively.


FLORIDA: Quarterback Jeff Driskel is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Jacksonville State.

Coach Will Muschamp says fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett likely will start against the lower-division Gamecocks.

Driskel sprained his right ankle in the third quarter of Saturday’s win and probably won’t practice this week. He is wearing a protective walking boot.


LOUISVILLE: Running back Senorise Perry will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

The Cardinals’ top rusher and Big East Conference touchdowns leader sustained the injury during Saturday’s loss.


FLORIDA STATE: Coach Jimbo Fisher apologized Monday for using the term “retarded” in response to a question about his team’s ranking in the BCS standings.

After being asked about Florida State’s being 10th in the BCS behind three Southeastern Conference teams with two losses, he asked “how retarded is it?”

A few hours later, Fisher apologized.

“That’s not the way I think,” Fisher said. “It was a poor choice of words. I didn’t mean to offend anyone in any way.”


TENNESSEE: Coach Derek Dooley said if a decision has been made about his future with the Volunteers, it’s news to him.

Dooley says he hasn’t been told whether the Volunteers plan to remove him at the end of the season, contrary to reports suggesting such a move was inevitable.

• Vols linebacker Curt Maggitt will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Saturday.


HOUSTON: Cornerback D.J. Hayden left the hospital Monday, six days after a hit in practice tore a major vein that feeds his heart and left him in critical condition.

The senior was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital after the collision last Tuesday. Hayden was rushed into immediate surgery for a tear of the inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body to the heart.

The injury is 95 percent fatal in the field and is most commonly associated with high-speed motor vehicle injuries, team physician Dr. Walter Lowe said.


WASHINGTON STATE: Coach Mike Leach denied his players are subjected to any type of abuse, as alleged by receiver Marquess Wilson.

Wilson made the allegations in a letter he released Saturday in which he quit the team and also complained that the coaching staff would “belittle, intimidate and humiliate us.”

Leach said during his regular Monday meeting with reporters: “There is no truth about it at all.” He described Wilson as a disgruntled player.