Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe, or at least the SEC portion of it, on a Tuesday morning. …

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Jake Matthews brought home weekly SEC honors after the Aggies’ record-setting performance in a 58-10 win over Arkansas. It was A&M’s first win against a conference opponent as a member of the SEC. This Saturday at Ole Miss marks the Aggies’ first conference road game. Every game Kevin Sumlin coaches for the Aggies is one his father, who coached in Alabama in a segregated South, never thought he’d see. A good read here from ESPN’s Ivan Maisel. More on Manziel here from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle.

Elsewhere …

From Fayetteville, Arkansas is trying to improve its ball-protection and waiting for injured players to return with hopes of changing course in what has been a disastrous start. …

From Lexington, Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier-Journal writes that Kentucky coach Joker Phillips made the right call in turning to his true freshman quarterback, Patrick Towles. …

From Columbia, S.C., Steve Spurrier and his players understand the magnitude of their Eastern Division showdown with border rival Georgia this week. The Gamecocks will be at home. …

From the other Columbia, the new one in Missouri, Vanderbilt and coach James Franklin visit the Tigers and their quarterback James Franklin, both searching for their first SEC win. It’s the James Franklin Bowl.

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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