Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

Forbes tells us how much Johnny Manziel can expect to lose in potential NFL dollars each time he’s kicked out of a frat party. It’s no small amount.

Not to be outdone by ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated jumps in with its in-depth Manziel profile.

Manziel tells SI he just wants to be normal. I heard him say that Media Days. Problem is, Manziel stopped being normal when he won the Heisman, and there’s more to it. “Normal” college students don’t have the family financial backing to go the places and do the things that Manziel did after the 2012 season.

In non-Manziel A&M news the Aggies lost one of the program’s top wide receivers last year but have stocked full with incoming freshman receivers. …

From earlier this week a nice read from Gainesville columnist Pat Dooley who tells us the top threats to the SEC’s reign of seven national championships. No. 1 on the list is former Florida coach Urban Meyer. Speaking of the Big 10, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, formerly an assistant at LSU, is tired of questions about the SEC. He says not to compare conferences but to compare individual programs within the conference. Well, if you’re using bowl games as a measuring stick, those numbers don’t add up in the Big 10’s favor either. …

From, Auburn players are excited about the possibilities in Gus Malzahn’s tempo offense. They don’t seem to be concerned about the possibility of injuring opposing defensive players. Personally, I’m hoping for an Ole Miss-Auburn game that last 2 1-2 hours and is deadline friendly. We’ll see.

Also from, breaking down positions at Alabama as the two-time defending national champions get ready to open camp. …


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    The threat to SEC domination over The Crimson Tide of Alabama will have a say about that.

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