Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning. …

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant — Remember Dez and the Deion Sanders fiasco? — says he’ll be mad if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is not suspended.

He just won’t be mad at Manziel.

Speaking of Manziel, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin says he’ll continue to get first-team reps while his future is being hashed out, but the uncertainty throws a wrench into Sumlin’s preparation. …

From Baton Rouge, LSU coach Les Miles was pleased with the results of the Tigers’ first scrimmage. …

From Nashville, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin offers to call a Vandy fan’s boss to make sure that fan can attend the Commodores’ season opener against Ole Miss on Aug. 29. …

Outside the SEC …

Phil Steele puts Texas coach Mack Brown at the top of his list of “hotseat” coaches. …

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about the rocky road to perfection. Some are predicting another such season for the Buckeyes, this time without probation. …

Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla, an athletic 6-5, 250, wants the ball more this season. …

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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