Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

Interesting piece from CBS on how Super Bowl starters ranked as recruits coming out of high school. Mentions Michael Oher and Patrick Willis. …

Willis breaks down the 49ers’ comeback win against Atlanta in the NFC Championship game …

From the Ravens camp, some moves on offense that helped spur a run to the Super Bowl were not so subtle. Another one, though, involving Oher, flew under the radar …

In college football, Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee will officially join Conference USA on July 1.

And released its final Rivals 250 ranking of recruits …

On the court, as Tennessee visits Ole Miss in a rematch of the Rebels’ 92-74 SEC-opening win in Knoxville, here are three ways the Vols are looking to improve.

Also, Alabama has been a second-half team this season, and it was another late Crimson Tide surge that led it past Kentucky last night …

Elsewhere …

Here’s the complete statement from Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco on Senquez Golson’s decision to drop baseball and focus only on football:

Bianco: “Senquez and I met recently and talked about his future and he has decided at this time that he wants to focus on football. As such, he will not be participating in baseball this spring and will instead be going through spring drills and continue to work with the football team in preparation for the 2013 season. He is a tremendous young man and has been a pleasure to work with this past year. We know he will continue to be successful on the football field and will be watching with excitement when Coach Freeze and the Rebels start their season again this fall.”

On the track, or in the field rather, Ole Miss jumper Ricky Robertson has been named SEC Field Athlete of the Week.

A six-time All-American and five-time SEC champion in the high jump, Robertson took the day off of his primary event to focus on his next-best one, the triple jump, against stiff competition at the Auburn Indoor Invitational that included four nationally ranked men’s teams.

All Robertson did was soar to the NCAA’s best triple jump this indoor season with a meet-record leap of 52-8.25 on his first attempt of the day. That’s 6.5 inches farther than the next closest this year by Arizona State’s Chris Benard and is the best mark by any American at low altitude.

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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  • Great read on SB starters and what they were ranked as recruits. That’s why you really shouldn’t get so excited about recruiting class ranks. Look at Boise St. and TCU, they never get inside the top 30 in recruiting rankings, but have really good teams. It’s more about coaching the athletes that you get and filling your team’s needs at certain positions. “The lunatic is on the grass.”

    • handy010

      Yea, to bad Moo-U’s coaches suck. You are a sad, sad little man.

  • USC and Texas are always in the top 10 in recruiting and look at the “train wreck” they have become. You can throw Auburn and Tennessee in there as well. The coach has to get them in school, keep them academically eligible and as we have all seen in the past (reference to Houston Nutt), that doesn’t always happen as we would like it to. “The Devil shivered in his sleeping bag”.

    • handy010

      Alabama is usually in the top 5 or so in recruiting, guess they are a train wreck as well. Go cry on your on blog moron.

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