Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

Less than three seasons ago Steve Spurrier was wishing he could play Ole Miss. Well, not so much now. …

LSU coach Les Miles will play Ole Miss Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. Monday he encouraged LSU fans to make sure they hang around until the end. …

Ole Miss is No. 1 in Jeff Sagarin’s computer ratings. …

Take a look at the other talent for former Ole Miss quarterback Romaro Miller. …

This ESPN graph charts the improvement of the Ole Miss defensive under Hugh Freeze:

When an SEC AD addresses the status of an SEC football coach in the middle of the season it’s probably not going to end well for the coach.

Remember Pete Boone’s appearance in 2011 at a regular Monday football presser?

Well, the Florida version of mid-season evaluation by an AD occurred yesterday when AD Jeremy Foley had this to say in an ESPN story: “At the beginning of the season, we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,” Foley said in a statement. “We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”

More here. …

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher seems like he could use a good PR firm right now. He was in Birmingham yesterday and at first refused to discuss Jameis Winston’s off-field issues. Then he backtracked.

In other news …

From Athlon Sports, newly unranked Texas A&M, having now lost three straight in blow-out fashion, searches for answers after the biggest of the blowouts, its 59-0 loss at Alabama last week. …

From Savannah, columnist Mark Murphy writes about the hypocrisy of the Todd Gurley situation. Hint: It doesn’t belong to Gurley or Georgia. …

A lot of people picked Kentucky to upset LSU in Baton Rouge last week. The Wildcats, though, looked like the Football Cats of old and nothing like new and improved Kentucky. …

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

    Great things ahead for the Rebels?
    Las Vegas favors Ole Miss and Alabama, with identical odds of 13 to 2, to win the national football championship.

    Their odds were released Monday by sportsbook.ag.

    Michigan State is third on the favorites’ list at 7 to 1, followed by a group of four teams at 15 to 2, including No. 1 ranked Mississippi State, Florida State, Georgia and Oregon.

    Ohio State is 9 to 1, Auburn 12 to 1 and TCU at 20 to 1.
    *Ole Miss beat Alabama 23-17 back on Oct. 4th.


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