Texas A&M is working on a huge renovation of Kyle Field that is taking up $450 million, and they provided an update on their progress this week. During the discussion explaining how far along the expansion process is, Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner expressed his desire to attach Johnny Manziel’s name to the new stadium.
Schwertner said that he would like to see the stadium renamed, “Kyle Field: The House that Johnny Built.”
Let’s hope this never actually goes through.
By renaming Kyle Field, it would put Johnny Manziel on even more of a pedestal than before and it would mean that the university values Manziel’s accomplishments on the field more than anyone who has stepped onto the field before him. It would just send a poor message all around.
Perhaps, “Kyle Field: The House that Kevin Sumlin” built would be more fitting.
Or Kyle Field could just stick.
You can watch Schwertner discuss his desire to honor Johnny Football in the video below: