Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

The Rebels are back on the practice field this morning. There are several viewing periods with visitation to follow. We’ll have video and notes here when it’s done. …

The SEC Network had a successful launch Thursday at 5. From, here’s why ESPN thinks the league is a good investment. …

Here’s what SEC commissioner Mike Slive had to say after the launch:

I saw that Chuck Rounsaville reported yesterday that Tee Shepard’s surgery will be performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in North Carolina. Lots of good information on Dr. Anderson, an Ole Miss guy, at this website. Click on the media tab for some interesting pieces regarding his work with this type of injury. …

The college football playoff committee members are kind of figuring things out as they go. While a term will typically require three years of service, some members of this original team will serve a little longer in order to stagger turnover for the group. One who will go beyond three years is Archie Manning. …

From Ole Miss baseball, a dispute has arisen about the quality of breakfast at Taco Bell:

Then this:

And this:

Here is one SEC poll that ranks the Rebels No. 2. It’s not a compliment, however. J.C. Shurburtt of 247Sports gives his list of the three worst games this season involving SEC teams.

Ole Miss’ Nov. 8 tussle with Presbyterian makes the cut. Writes Shurburtt: The Blue Hose recently made the move from Division II to FCS within the past decade. They went 3-8 a season ago and lost to Wofford, Liberty and Coastal Carolina by an average of 24.7 points.

From, Auburn may be without a key defensive player early this season, and coordinator Ellis Johnson is vague about exactly why that is. …

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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