Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning …

From the Idaho Statesmen, a Northwest account of Ole Miss’ 59-14 win over Idaho. Then this from across the border in nearby Spokane, Wash. …

For a game that went by fairly quickly by modern standards, we’d hoped for postgame interviews to go just as quickly. We were all awaiting Hugh Freeze in the IPF meeting room Saturday night, and fortunately we had the Missouri-South Carolina finish to entertain us.

When it was finally over I said, “Well, Hugh can come out and talk now.” It proved to be on target. Freeze had also gotten caught up in the end of the Missouri-South Carolina game.

Freeze and his staff and glad to have a bye week this week before hosting Arkansas on Nov. 9. When Robert Nkemdiche strained his hamstring in the Texas A&M game the first word from Hugh Freeze on a possible return date from Nkemdiche was after the open date.

We’ll hear more about Nkemdiche’s status in the Freeze presser today. The Rebels need him for the stretch run. …

From SB Nation, a look at the SEC East race after South Carolina’s comeback win over previously unbeaten Missouri.

I’ve heard the phrase “That’s so Ole Miss” used by some fans to describe heart-breaking setbacks such as the one against Texas A&M. I saw variations of that phrase to describe Missouri’s loss.

St. Louis columnist Bryan Burwell writes that heart-breaking losses are nothing new for Missouri.

With the loss Missouri dropped to No. 9 in the BCS standings, No. 10 in the AP Top 25. …

From Athens, Missouri’s loss lifted hopes during a bye weekend for Georgia. …

Arkansas also had a bye over the weekend and will be an underdog in Fayetteville this week when Gus Malzahn makes his return leading a nationally ranked Auburn team. …

After dominating Tennessee, Alabama remained No. 1 in the BCS standings and has a bye week before taking on LSU. …

From Baton Rouge, it took LSU into the second half before the Tigers took control against FCS visitor Furman. …


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 definitely was pulling for the Gamecocks. Somebody needed to knock off Mizzou to bring them back down to ‘terra firma’. I now give Ole Miss a better chance of beating the Tigers November 23rd.

    • nonfiction2

      I agree KB. That loss could be really devastating for Mizzou. It could potentially cost them the SEC East. Should the Rebels upset them, that would be loss No. 2 and their final game is against Texas A&M. Although, it’s at Columbia, I expect Johnny Football & the troops to win. South Carolina only has two SEC losses, but all four of their remaining games are at home. And only two of them (Miss State and Florida) are SEC encounters.

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