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Johnny Manziel yearning for the old days: 'I miss college life'

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Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel is a million-dollar first-round draft pick, the dream of any young football player, yet the former Texas A&M star yearns to be back in College Station.

At least, for the fun part.

"I don't think I miss school, but I miss those guys in the locker room. I miss Coach Sumlin. I think it's fair for me to say that I miss college life, but this is the decision that I made," Manziel said, according to cleveland.com. "And I knew very well going into the draft last year that it was going to be different for me and going to be a time for me to grow up. That's the path I chose. And if I wanted to stay in college and sleep in and go to class and horse around like I was doing the past couple years, then I should have stayed."

There's definitely less fun to be had in sitting on the bench behind Browns starter Brian Hoyer, with the team off to a 1-2 start. And it doesn't appear that Hoyer is giving way. He's thrown for 200-plus yards each week and has yet to throw an interception while completing 64.2 percent of his passes. Meanwhile, as big a star as Manziel was at TAMU, it doesn't appear the Aggies are missing him nearly as much. Texas A&M went unbeaten in September and is ranked in the top 10 with new quarterback Kenny Hill playing exceptionally well.

Manziel was a far bigger fish in the college pond as a freshman Heisman Trophy winner and the game's biggest star for the better part of two years. That's a tough experience to walk away from two years early, but this is also the same Johnny Manziel who tweeted the summer before his sophomore season that he couldn't wait to get out of College Station.

Now, it sounds as though he can't wait to get back.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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