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Kyle Allen Points to Johnny Manziel-Era For Dysfunction at Texas A&M


Kyle Allen has opened up about his departure from Texas A&M.

The former Aggies quarterback transferred to Houston within a week of Kyler Murray's transfer to Oklahoma. For a while everyone wondered what exactly was going on in College Station, and now Allen is offering some answers. According to CBS Sports, Allen left because of a frustrating "culture" left over from Johnny Manziel's reign at the school.

"I think the culture was a big part of it," Allen said. "And I think that stems from Johnny's era there — the way that they let Johnny and [others] act there. They [could] do that and still win games because they had Johnny... and five offensive linemen playing in the NFL right now."

It could've always been the game plan and the way the Aggies prepared, or perhaps didn't prepare for Saturday's games.

"A lot of people were riding off that, 'I can do whatever the hell I want and win on Saturday,'" Allen continued.

After that Manziel era ended in College Station, the Aggies seemed a little stuck in time so to speak.

"When you don't have players like Johnny and [others] there anymore, you have to really come together as a team and scrap for wins," Allen said. "We had a lot of people who were talking about the same goal but weren't all committed and on the same page to get to that goal."

Allen stressed the importance of teamwork in a conference like the SEC, where it's a 10-game minimum to even compete.

"Everyone wasn't in a straight line," Allen said. "Everyone was going this way, this way, this way. We had a ton of talent there. I think that, once you get all the right coaches there and get the vision right, you can do a lot of things."

Now that Allen is with Houston, arguably the hottest team going into 2016, he's on #teamHerman in terms of having a similar vision about what they're trying to accomplish this season.

"A major reason I'm here is because of [Herman] and [offensive coordinator Major Applewhite]," Allen said. 

At the end of the day, it's still about football and that's what Allen's only focus is. Allen will have to sit out the 2016 season but will have two years of eligibility left with the Cougars.