Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

In the spirit of March Madness, fun with the coming college football playoff from ESPN’s SEC bloggers Chris Low and Edward Aschoff. They speaking highly of the Rebels. …

Bruce Pearl is just one of the recent hires by Auburn AD Jay Jacobs that leads Jacobs to say Auburn is no longer a place for coaches to cut their teeth …

Turning dirt on the new basketball arena at Ole Miss. Here’s what it looks like:

If you thought the connections between Ole Miss and Fresno State ended with Houston Nutt’s Rebels’ sweep of a two-game football contract and the short-term former women’s basketball coach Adrian Wiggins, here’s another. This was Twittered along from Patrick Willis:

Marcus Woodson was an Ole Miss defensive back in 2000-2001. Looks like he’s climbing in the coaching ranks. You can check out his profile here. …

Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy has been hired by the SEC Network, a good move writes AL.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky …

News flash: Alabama’s athletics department is not barely scraping by, and Nick Saban is well-compensated for winning all those football games. …

LSU coach Johnny Jones had his team in Dallas for an NIT game last night. SMU coach, the legendary Larry Brown, is glad to hose Jones for a game but would like to keep him away from the Dallas talent pool. …

Higher hopes for Georgia next season amid what appears to be improving SEC basketball with three teams in the Sweet 16 and Bruce Pearl added to the mix for 2014-2015 …

Southern Miss and La. Tech are still alive in the NIT and could meet in the semifinals in New York. Rick Cleveland says both should have been in the NCAA tournament …

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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