Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

From College Station, CBS reports that Johnny Football is “fine to play” for Texas A&M against Vanderbilt in Nashville Saturday.

Manziel injured his throwing shoulder in the Aggies’ loss to Auburn last Saturday. He left the field limping on a knee in the first half at Ole Miss the week prior but came back to lead A&M to a 41-38 win over the Rebels.

A&M coach Kevin Sumlin used the word “hopeful” at his Tuesday presser to describe Manziel’s chances to play at Vanderbilt. …

In non-SEC news La.-Lafayette (remember the hyphen) used a dominating ground game to win 23-7 last night in the Sun Belt Conference’s Tuesday Night Game of the Week.

Arkansas columnist Jim Harris had this to say about the local team:

From Columbia, S.C., South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier hopes the Gamecocks, who will be without starting quarterback Connor Shaw, can shake up the SEC East race and deal Missouri its first loss of the season. The Gamecocks visit the Tigers Saturday. …

From Athens, Georgia beat writer Seth Emerson takes a look at what he calls the 10 worst losses of Mark Richt’s tenure as coach of the Bulldogs. Saturday’s loss at Vanderbilt barely makes the list. The targeting rule has been a season-long topic in college football, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chip Towers says Richt may lead the effort to refine the rule in off-season. …

From NOLA.com, Les Miles answers the question of why he didn’t use his last timeout sooner against Ole Miss, and the website asks the question, “What’s wrong with the Tigers’ defense?” …

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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  • Killer_Beeze

    I’m hoping the Game Cocks beat the MO Tigers. I don’t won’t them coming to Oxford unbeaten. That would be a tougher assignment for the Rebels. The Mizzou Tigers need to be brought back down to earth. Humbling experiences–like losses–can remedy that. :))

    • nonfiction2

      Same here, KB. It’s Homecoming this week at Mizzou with a nationally televised 6 p.m. start. It’s going to be tough! But SC cannot afford another loss. Then the Vols visit the Tigers followed by a trip to Kentucky. The only thing red flag situation about the Ole Miss is Missouri has an open date prior to coming to Oxford. We will have to play another strong game to win.

      • Killer_Beeze

        What is with ALL these ‘open dates’ before teams play the Rebels? First it was Alabama then Auburn and then Texas A&M (I may have missed one).
        Interesting games coming down the pike, for sure.

        • nonfiction2

          Instead of one open date, everybody got two this season. You are correct, EVERY Ole Miss loss this season the team they played have had an open date the week before. That’s a big advantage because essentially a team is fresh (well-rested) and has had two weeks to prepare. I don’t think that fact has been brought to the forefront.

          • nonfiction2

            Correction: We had the open date before the Alabama game.


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