Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning …

Rough baseball weekend for Ole Miss. Right now the Rebels are off to one of their slowest starts under Mike Bianco at 16-16 overall. They’re 5-7 in SEC play but have a road trip to No. 1 Vanderbilt this weekend.

Before then they’re at Trustmark Park in Pearl against Southern Miss on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles beat the Rebels 5-1 in Hattiesburg on March 4. …

Is this thing on? It always is. Screen shots of here of Andrew Harrison’s apology after postgame mics caught Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison, who is black, using the N word in reference to Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, who is not black. It was preceded by an expletive. Lots of parenthesis in the linked story.

Let me say I wasn’t enthralled enough with this story to chase down a lot of different versions.  What I read here in the Washington Post makes me think Harrison’s use of the expletive and the N word is a matter of culture that I see on Twitter and in other places. That might explain it, but it doesn’t make it acceptable.

Here’s Kaminsky’s response:

In other news …

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his players have had a lot to say about the arm strength of junior college transfer quarterback Chad Kelly this spring. Freeze may have the Rebels set up with arm strength for years to come. Here’s an interesting story on the arm of quarterback commit Shea Patterson. …

Is Avery Johnson a home run hire with Alabama’s millions? Mixed reviews:

More from Sunday’s Final Four presser. This on Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan:

This is a hoot:

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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