Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

Aaron Taylor, of the CBS Sports Network analysts, made Ole Miss his SEC team to fly under the radar this season when the group got together in studio to discuss the conference.

From San Francisco, former Ole Miss star Patrick Willis has a broken hand but is expected to be ready for the 49ers’ season opener. …

From Gainesville, Florida opens camp without five starters. Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley says the Gators’ brand has taken a hit. …

From Athens by way of the Macon Telegraph, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray talks about the beginning of practice, and coach Mark Richt amends his comments on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. But Richt still thinks Clowney is pretty good. Also, Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall ask fans to please stop with the catchy nickname that was applied to them last year — Gurshall. Rhymes with Herschel. …

The University of Arkansas has a new coach, Bret Bielema, and is celebrating the 75th year of Razorback Stadium.

From, Jon Solomon writes that a bill has been introduced to Congress that if made law would require more transparency from the NCAA in its dealings with member schools and athletes.

Also on the NCAA front, some changes to the men’s basketball tournament bracketing process that OKs conference opponents meeting in rounds earlier than a regional final, perhaps as early as the Round of 32. …

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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