Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the local take on Wesley McGriff’s hiring as secondary coach with the Saints.

Anything Saints generates news in New Orleans, but McGriff’s hiring wasn’t the biggest news for very long. It was later replaced at NOLA.com by this take on former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger, and why he would be a good pick for the Saints on draft day. …

In college baseball, Memphis visits Ole Miss today after taking three games from SEC newcomer Missouri, which has started the season 0-6. The Rebels will try to improve to 8-0. Ole Miss has some recent postseason history with Missouri, going 1-1 against Mizzou at the Miami regional in 2008 and hosting Missouri in Oxford in 2009. There’s more history between Memphis and Ole Miss, and the closer Tigers usually give Ole Miss trouble.

Memphis will start left-hander Michael Wills, who hasn’t given up a run in 4.2 innings this season. He’s walked two and struck out six.

Ole Miss right-hander Josh Laxer has had similar success out of the bullpen this season and will start today.

Laxer has given up one run in five innings. He’s walked two and struck out one.

First pitch at Swayze Field is 4 p.m. The Rebels will take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff Wednesday, also at 4.

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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