Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

New Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, formerly of Mississippi State, believes there will be reasons for his players to celebrate, and he wants them to know how to do it. …

The SEC Network has received three Emmy nominations, two of them for its Chucky Mullins documentary:

Texas A&M has signed a two-game football deal with Colorado. …

Speaking of the Aggies, their basketball season ended with a second-round NIT home loss to Louisiana Tech. Read what the Dallas Morning News had to say about the performance of Tech coach Michael White. White’s season ended last night at Temple in the NIT quarters, one step from New York. …

Transition for LSU basketball as well-traveled coach Eric Musselman — a former NBA head coach — leaves after one season as an assistant to take the head job at Nevada. Also, 6-10 post player Jarell Martin declares for the NBA draft. …

West Virginia is getting ready to face Kentucky in the Sweet 16. A lot of people seem ready to hand the title to the Cats. They may be the best team in this thing, but they’ve had too many close calls — one of which I covered — to write off everybody else. Check out what West Virginia coach and author Bob Huggins has to say. …

From David Brandt with the A and P, Tennessee-Martin’s Carter Smith is a left-handed pitcher for good reason. He was born without a right hand. UTM plays at Ole Miss on April 15. (Pay your taxes before you get to the ballpark.) ….

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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