Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning. …

Who’s the most dominant player in college football? It’s not Johnny Football. It’s not Jadeveon Clowney. It’s ESPN. That’s what this NY Times piece says, and I agree completely. Setting kickoff times at 8 p.m. CST and later is the ultimate show of influence. …

A look at CFB’s major polls as Game Week arrives. …

From Fayetteville, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says his wife is getting ready for game day.

New Tennessee coach Butch Jones has a nice pool at his house, and Vols beat writer Wes Rucker sends the proof. …

From College Station, Johnny Manziel gives away his visor, high fives a crying teenage girl who professes love then signs about 500 autographs at “Meet The Aggies.” …

From Baton Rouge, LSU receiver Odell Beckham is drawing rave reviews. This update references his game-changing punt return against Ole Miss last year.

From Oklahoma City, the Oklahoman wonders what Oklahoma State football would be like right now if Les Miles had never left for LSU. …

Speaking of Miles, at the outset of 2013, The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais takes a look back at LSU’s 2012 season and draws this conclusion: 10-3 was close to being much better. …

From Athens, much as it did two years ago Georgia faces high expectations. This time the Bulldogs — who entered the season ranked No. 5 — carry themselves in a different manner. …

In non-football news …

Come March Tennessee will retire the number of former hoops star Dale Ellis who remains the program’s most accurate shooter. …

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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  • Cid Riley

    Seriously, Vandy should return to their place in the SEC. If the jonnies don’t beat this version of The Nautical Nashvillians, well it could be a long year for the rebelbears. Score? Bears 24 Dores 20.

    • sharon

      I agree, the commodores should return to their proper place in the order of things– just above the cowbells who of course are traditionally the SEC’s worst team.

  • JB

    I believe ESPN is a partner with ABC of which is part of Disney Corp, CNN all are a big Hollywood show, far left wingers does not report the full story just what they want to brain wash the viewers with far left propaganda

    • The Ghost of Col. Reb

      But Feaux News is gospel? LOL! You are just as brainwashed as anyone. All news media is owned by huge corporations that only report the propaganda of the said corporation. Don’t be fooled, never trust ANY media, a used car salesman, or any government- local, state, or national.

      • Killer_Beeze

        Fox News beats BOTH CNN & MSNBC is the news ratings. If you wanna listen to lies, then watch the two losers. 🙂

      • JB

        The Feaux News you speak of do put on display some very well statuesque foxy blonds that almost bare it all with a little imagination and it’s done. clothing they wear a bit places with a bulge. Yep I am brain washed

  • Cid Riley

    The cowbells? Seriously? That’s the best you can do? Dang girl! You betta check yo thesaurus. You seem kinda sexy…wanna go get some coffee and pie?

    • sharon

      sorry, I only hang out with people with lives. Oh, and by the way, I’m not the one that chose a cowbell for their mascot. They chose it on their own.

  • Cid Riley

    Your loss, babe! It probably never would’ve worked anyway. You in America and me in Southern Europe . Unless you were willing to move here.

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