Found May 13, 2014 on Bush League Chronicle:
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Kyle Field is undergoing a huge makeover this offseason and part of what made it possible can be attributed to the fame of Johnny Manziel.Texas A&M is currently doing a $450 million overhaul of its stadium and at least one regent believes the finished product should be named in honor of the ex-Aggies quarterback. This regent is none other than Jim Schwertner and he believes the university would not have raised the money for the renovation so easily if not for the wild success and popularity of Manziel.A&M regent Jim Schwertner above all thanked Johnny Manziel for getting the money raised for the Kyle redo in two months— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) May 12, 2014A&M regent Jim Schwertner said he's dead serious about wanting Kyle named: Kyle Field: The House that Johnny Built.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) May 12, 2014I followed up with a question to regent Jim Schwertner asking if he was serious, just to make sure. He was.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) May 12, 2014Schwertner also noted that the final decision won't be entirely up to him though. Hey, if Manziel can somehow manage to turn around the lowly Browns, it may help his cause in College Station.The renovations are expected to be complete in 2015 and will give Kyle Field the highest capacity of any stadium in the SEC (102,500). The program will be play in a partially completed stadium for the 2014 campaign.Via For the Win


Texas A&M Regent wants Kyle Field to be named after Johnny Manziel

The University of Texas A&M is in the middle of a $450 million renovation of Kyle Field led by Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner. While giving an update on how the renovations are going, Schwertner made a suggestion that raised a few eyebrows. Schwertner says that he thinks that Texas A&M should rename their field: “Kyle Field: The House that Johnny Built,”. Brent...

Texas A&M regent suggests rebranding Kyle Field as "The House That Johnny Built."

Kyle Field. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.Honoring former Johnny Manziel in the good old-fashioned SEC way with a statue is apparently not good enough for one member of the Texas A&M Board of Regents member. Jim Schwertner wants to go ahead and honor the former Texas A&M starting quarterback by rebranding Kyle Field as "The House That Johnny Built"Schwerter pronounced...

Ex-Aggie: I'll never go to another game if they change stadium name

Not every Aggie is thrilled with the idea of a possible name change to their football stadium. Earlier this week, Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner suggested officially calling Kyle Field "The House that Johnny Built." He of course is referring to their legendary quarterback Johnny Manziel. "I hope the Aggie Nation will come together and decide that's something...

Renaming Texas A&M Stadium for Johnny Manziel: Pros and Cons

At a news conference held on Monday by the Texas A&M Board of Regents, board member Jim Schwertner said he would like to see the name Kyle Field (current name of the Texas A&M football stadium) revised in order to pay homage to Johnny Manziel. “My vision is that someday I hope the Aggie nation will come together and decide that we can revise the name of Kyle Field to ‘Kyle...

Texas A&M Regent Wants Kyle Field Named ‘House That Johnny Built’

Johnny Manziel might be leaving College Station, but his legend could be living on in a very permanent manner. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner made Texas A&M football relevant during his two seasons as a starter for the Aggies, and now, one university official wants to honor Manziel by attaching his name to the redeveloped Kyle Field. Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner told...

Texas A&M Regent Suggests Kyle Field Be Renamed “The House That Johnny Built”

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and catapulted the Aggies to one of the most popular college football teams in the country, moved onto the professional ranks this weekend when he was drafted No. 22 overall by the Cleveland Browns. But while he’s left College Station behind, it doesn’t look like the city is ready to let go....

Browns inform Manziel he enters camp as Johnny Backup

Being the 22nd pick in the National Football League Draft does not preordain any player to be a starter heading into is rookie year. When you are Johnny Manziel and the team that selected you is the Cleveland Browns, you are told flat out that you need to start acting like the back up quarterback. Johnny Manziel can’t be a celebrity too much longer unless he becomes a starting...

Former Texas A&M Linebacker Says He’ll Never Go To An Aggie Game Again If Kyle Field Is Named “House That Johnny Built”

If Texas A&M decides to name Kyle Field “The House That Johnny Built,” at least one person won’t be attending any more games. Reports surfaced Tuesday that an Aggie regent was proposing for the school to honor Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman winner, by naming the football stadium after him.  Former Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter, who currently plays for the Cincinnati...
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