Switzer cut right to the chase about what kind of person he thinks the former Texas A&M quarterback is.
“I'm gonna tell you. I said Johnny Manziel is … I don't like his antics. I think he's an arrogant little prick," Switzer said. "I've said that and I'll say it again.”
This man (Barry Switzer) thinks Johnny Manziel is "an arrogant little prick." pic.twitter.com/MVa3EmYsh5— Andy Gray (@si_vault) February 26, 2014
“He's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program. He's embarrassed his coach. And they'll all have to defend him because they have to coach. I know that. I spent 40 years in the damn game so I know how it works."
The veteran coach then went on to sing Manziel’s praises and called him the "most dominant, dynamic college quarterback I've ever seen."
"He's the best I've seen. I've never seen a quarterback in college football take control of a game like he does and put up the numbers he does. It's fantastic what he's done against good competition. Game after game after game the numbers he puts up are staggering," Switzer said. "And when you watch him, you think he's a running back. You can't get to him, he's quick, he has more quickness than he does speed. He's elusive. You can't touch him…And Johnny Manziel gets the ball to people. He's the most dominant, most dynamic college quarterback I've ever seen."
He then compared Manziel to Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson and said the St. Louis Rams should draft him at No. 2.
Barry Switzer: "I've compared Manziel to Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson. He takes over a game like those guys did."— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) February 26, 2014
Barry Switzer: If Manziel is there for the Rams at #2, you draft him.— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) February 26, 2014
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam also entered the conversation.
Barry Switzer on Michael Sam: I'd rather have a gay guy with game than a straight guy without game.— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) February 26, 2014
Switzer on whether an owner would draft a gay player: "There are owners out there who would draft Charles Manson if he could run a 4.2 40."— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) February 26, 2014