Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel said his spring semester class schedule -- four online classes, all in sports management -- help make life in a fish bowl more navigable now that he has become a celebrity as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.
How does it work?
"I'll get emails. I have a daily schedule," Manziel said during tonight's Davey O'Brien Awards ceremony at the Fort Worth Club. "If I need to, I do a chapter 1 lecture that takes 30 minutes ... on this day for this class. You can have an hour two hours (worth of) stuff per day. They have a syllabus and they break it down so you do everything you need to do to take the test."
Manziel said that, in the past week, he has taken three online tests and turned in a paper. But he is not required to be on campus on a daily basis, where his celebrity status creates a stir among fellow students.
"It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything for three weeks and it’s test, test, test," Manziel said. "They do a good job of helping us orangize everything. That has been the big thing for me is organizing the stuff I have going on for school, and the stuff I have going on for media, and events and stuff
like that. Just to make it easier for me because there is so much stuff I need to do."
Manziel will be returning to campus on a regular basis soon. The Aggies' spring football drills begin March 2.
_ Jimmy Burch