Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

Who can revive Southern Miss football? Should the Golden Eagles hire a high school assistant? Here’s one opinion that says they should go after Brett Favre. He was offensive coordinator at Oak Grove this season. That would be a pretty big jump. It might or might not be successful. It would certainly generate news.

When the job came open I wondered about Tyrone Nix. Had things worked differently for Nix he would have been a popular choice. He was a beloved player and later in the early 2000s a successful defensive coordinator for Jeff Bower.

Nix’s Ole Miss career got off to a good start, but things went south the last two seasons. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State, which will play for the Sun Belt Conference championship Saturday at Arkansas State. Both teams are 8-3 and 6-1. Middle is ranked second in the league in scoring defense but ninth in total defense. It leads the Sun Belt in turnover margin at plus-12. …

Remember Mark Mangino? Kansas City columnist Blair Kerkhoff does and says it’s time for someone to take a chance on the coach who led Kansas to a BCS bowl game. …

As the SEC championship game approaches, Georgia coach Mark Richt isn’t concerned with the confidence expressed by some of his defensive players which is sure to make it to the bulletin board at Alabama.

Alabama coach Nick Saban keeps a home in Georgia and is fond of the state, as many coaches are, for its numerous Division 1 prospects. …

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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  • Who takes a chance on Mark Mangino??? Lead Canidiates:
    1) Domino’s Pizza
    2) Battered Young Men in their Prime Association
    3) LSU after Les goes to Ar-Kansas as he says???

  • Bill Dees

    A head coach has to be a focused, organized administrator, not a “shoot from the hip” gunner. That disqualifies Brett Favre.

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