School daze for Fleming

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Sean Fleming is trying to keep three balls in the air during his juggling act.

In the heart of the Edmonton Eskimos' season, he is handling three key assignments.

"It has been difficult this season because I still have got work (at pricewaterhousecoopers), I got football - that takes up a lot of your mind," said the Eskimo punter/kicker.

"Then of course I have got this big exam I have got to get ready for.

"So, that takes up a lot of my time."

This exam is a doozy. It is the reason why he wasn't at practice all week.

"It is a four-year course I have been in," continued Fleming.

"It is a certification course to become a restructuring and insolvency professional.

"This is a culmination of four or five exams. It is a two-day exam in November - it is on the 6th and 7th."

Fleming spent this past week in Ottawa at a conference to help him prepare for the final exam.

Trying to avoid any rust for this afternoon's game, Fleming quietly took snapper Taylor Inglis and holder Stefan LeFors to the University of Montreal yesterday to get some live practice reps.

Considering he missed a 21-yard field goal last week and two other attempts two weeks ago, the spotlight is starting to fall on Fleming.

But head coach Danny Maciocia isn't raising any red flags.

"We are going to line up with Sean Fleming and we feel pretty good if he has to line up and kick the winning field goal with no time on the clock," said Maciocia.


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