Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

As the NFL draft gets under way this week it’s possible the SEC’s defensive player of the year, Missouri end Michael Sam, will not be selected.

Sam has the added element of having announced that he’s gay, which would make him the first openly gay player in the NFL … if he gets there.

This from CBSSports.com:

While there’s little doubt that Sam’s ability to compete as the first openly-gay NFL player would be important in terms of social progress, that doesn’t mean a specific team will feel compelled to sign him to a roster if that organization feels it doesn’t have much use for him.

The perceived issue that’s plagued Sam since he began the draft process is that he is too much of an in-betweener. He’s too small to be a defensive end, but not athletic enough to be a linebacker. He could have a hard time rushing the passer, but he also might have a tough time dropping back into pass coverage. That’s the perception, anyway.

Here’s the full story.

Remember Jim Donnan? The former Georgia coach goes on trial Tuesday on charges of mail and wire fraud. Speaking of Georgia, here’s one to watch in the Bulldogs’ secondary this season. …

An interesting camp arrangement between Penn State and Georgia State will give former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin a unique opportunity in Atlanta. …

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson failed drug tests at the NFL combine, according to reports. …

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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  • Nigel Gruff

    The REALLY sad thing is….is that neither one of us knew how to spell Belechik….now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are!!!

  • Nigel Gruff

    Huge real estate deal goes south in Olive Branch. The connection? One of the investors has connections with ” money men” in Oxford. Vengeance may lead to leaked out information to NCAA investigation. Stay tuned in. This might be the loose thread.

    • Killer_Beeze

      Cid, post the link to validate your story…otherwise STFU

  • howdy55

    Hey, Poopdog, I mean Cid, I mean Nigel, Hugh thieving deal goes south in Starksville. The connection? One of the the thieves has connections with “MULLENS MEN” in Starkville. Leaked out info to NCAA investigation. Whats ole Dan teaching them over there???? Stay tuned in; THis is a loose as goose thread. OUT for now, POOPDOG

  • Nigel Gruff

    Kbz, I haven’t seen a post from cid, Karl, spitunemary or bulldogloser, since I dared them to get an avatar!

    • a name

      You really dared yourself to get an avatar? Now THAT is funny. I don’t care who YOU are…

  • Nigel Gruff

    What does STFU mean? Is it like LMAO ? So you thought my post was funny? Please decipher.

    • A name

      It means State Trades For Untalented players…

  • Nigel Gruff

    Kbz, there is no link. I learned of the real estate deal in Olive Branch from an agent friend that works for LHA in Memphis. This kind of deal doesn’t get publicized. If you have a close friend in real estate in or around Olive Branch, you can find out for yourself. I will tell you that several investors lost some big money in the deal.

  • Nigel Gruff

    With such psychotic episodes, aname, you may want to check in with some guys on campus for some good drugs. Supposedly, the players all fail the tests, but it gets over looked. The old Jameous Winston two step.

  • Nigel Gruff

    Aname! You are right on about Mullen and lesser talented players, yet they beat Ole Miss. It’s called “coaching”. Heck,if State hadn’t had a special teams mistake, black bears never would’ve scored. That’s really a good point you brought out of the closet. Good job!

    • a name

      Nah, it’s called “little brother syndrome”… You know, where you fixate on one thing (Egg Bowl) because your big brother has beaten you so many times in the past and you neglect preparing for the other games. Kind of like the way one MSU fan can’t find anything good to say about his team on the doggie site here so he constantly changes his name and posts on the Ole Miss site. But we do enjoy watching him make a fool of himself…

      • Nigel Gruff

        Wow!! You do have issues, which is probably why you don’t have an avatar. If it hasn’t happened in the last 5 years, nobody gives two shakes. Typical black bear…goes back to the 30’s and 40’s…nobody is even hardly alive, that remembers those days. No offense to my man, JB. I understand you ” aname”, cid, Karl, or whoever you are this week, with you it’s a sickness and there’s no cure!!! You’re a black bear!!!!! Enough said. Have a happy!

        • a name

          lol. Lets do talk about the relevant past. One blowout win by Freeze and one come-from-behind win on th HOME FIELD by mullet. And avatars? If your going to insist that when karl disappeared and you appeared you suddenly just “discovered” this site, at least quit posting using the same syntax, structure, and content he used. Didn’t like it when someone else posted using your “karl” name?

  • Nigel Gruff

    Hey aname, put the pipe down, Broseph.

    • a name

      Why would I do that? You lose yours? You been smoking some of those mushroom growing on the cow patties down on the south 40?

  • Nigel Gruff

    Anamine, we all know that you change your handle every few weeks. Two weeks ago you were maryspitune, before that it was bulldogloser, then Karl Hungus, then cid reily…good grief man, get some help.

    • a name

      I actually have had 2 different names on here. The first was a registered name, but I can’t get it to work. I really wonder how you have been able to keep up with the 4 you’ve had in the past year. But since this is a sports site, I’ll keep it relevant. How’s that msu baseball team liking the view from behind the rebels?

  • Nigel Gruff

    Anamine, you’re as hypocritical as Hough Freeze. Stop dodging the facts with your poppycock nonsensical conjecture. You posted as Karl, while I was posting on this blog…you’re really weird.

    • a name

      Fact like those you make up? bwahahahahha

  • Nigel Gruff

    Wow! They got places for people like you.

    • a name

      And a padded cell for people like you! lol

  • Nigel Gruff

    I think it’s time to avoid the crazy man that’s talking to himself. See you around, cid, Karl, Mary, bulldogloser, anime…you are too crazy…seriously.

    • a name

      lol. Again, with the same responses Karl would have made. You sure you’re not escaped from the asylum? How do you keep up with all those former names you’ve had?

  • Nigel Gruff

    Anime, you should write novels, like Clancy or Grisham. You have the plot and great names, like Karl Hungus, cid reily, and my favorite, mary spitune!!! great aliases . You would sell millions…keep coming up with more names…you need back stories for each.

    • a name

      Can’t ever reach the number of names you have … My two screen names are enough for me to keep track of. You’ve had so many that you don’t even remember! That would be why you keep accusing everyone else of being you ….

  • Nigel Gruff

    Mary Spitune could be a former black bear home coming queen, who has fallen on black days. Oh, I forgot about ilovebulldoglosers…although the name doesn’t flow like Karl Hungus and cidcreily. You’re creative, come up with back stories and keep us posted.

  • Nigel Gruff

    The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have the golden phallic symbol trophy that they received for beating the black bears, on display in their student union entrance. It’s a ginormous trophy. Hehe

  • Nigel Gruff

    Well anime, you sure are a persistent one aren’t you? A true black bear will deny, deny, deny, until the bitter end. You’re not fooling anyone, we all know you have more than two names…karl…uh…cid…mary..bulldog loser…look for a new one next week, folks he doesn’t give up easy

    • a name

      Drivel, not any more persistent than you. So how do you keep up with your “name of the week?

  • Nigel Gruff

    Give it up, Karl…cid..anime…save the data…heck, I bet you’re howdy55, too!!

    • a name

      You do know there is treatment available for those memory lapses don’t you Drivel? Its not your fault you can’t remember your former posting names.


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