Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

If you are an Ole Miss fan or a fan of any other SEC school not named Alabama and are patiently waiting for the recent dominance of Nick Saban and the Tide to run it’s course you’re going to have a long wait. That’s the word from former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.

The 2012 football season brought a mix of really good and really bad football in the SEC, not much by way of middle of the pack teams. There were big seasons by Alabama, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and also coaching changes at multiple schools.

So for 2013 you have some coaches riding momentum, others getting a fresh start in a new location. At Missouri, Gary Pinkel will be trying to bounce back.

Based on division placement — Missouri in the East and Texas A&M in the West — but also returning experience at quarterback many of us thought Missouri would have the better record of the two newcomers in 2012. Obviously that wasn’t the case. Details were finalized recently for the new contract for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who has passed the $3 million mark. …

Ole Miss basketball takes on Alabama tonight at 8. It’s the first game of the rest of the basketball season. It’s been a different look for the Rebels in a slide that has them trending outside the NCAA tournament again and has brought Andy Kennedy’s future into question. Here’s what USA Today had to say about the loss at Mississippi State. …

In case you missed it, here’s this week’s Baseball America top 25. The Rebels moved up a notch to No. 7 and will be at home today at 5 and tomorrow morning at 11 against Southeastern Louisiana. Ole Miss has swept each of its weekend foes, beginning with TCU. After leaving Oxford, TCU, ranked No. 14 in the preseason, was swept at home by Cal-State Fullerton. Here’s a look at the Horned Frogs. …

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.

Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Football
  • “…profile crushing defeat”….pretty much says it all. Taxi Cab union leader comes to Kennedy’s aid saying, “As long as he stays in Oxford, where there are only 2 taxis, we feel that it will be a safer world”. Meanwhile, the NCAA investigatory branch begins preliminary fact finding mission.
    “May you build a ladder to the stars, climb on every rung and may you stay…forever young.”

    • Concerned

      Before the NCAA comes up north, they’ve got to wrap up that investigation of MSU first. As long as it has taken, Danny boy must have really been busy …

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