Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

Ole Miss and MSU meet tonight at 6:30 at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Who will drink from the Governor’s Cup:

 

A good read here on Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson. Arkansas State has an unimpressive FBS history. That changed when the Indian/Red Wolves hired Hugh Freeze. Freeze was the offensive coordinator forĀ former coach Steve Roberts. When Roberts was fired Freeze went 10-2 in 2011 and began a three-year run of “one-and-done” coaches in Jonesboro. Gus Malzahn followed Freeze, and Bryan Harsin, who would move on to his alma mater, Boise State, followed Malzahn. Malzahn was 9-3, Harsin 7-5. Anderson went 7-6 last year and talks in the link about the fact that nobody on the team believed he and his staff would return for 2015. …

Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report is really liking the Rebels in this post spring report of SEC football. …

Impressive, especially considering the weather:

The NFL Draft begins Thursday. Cornerback Senquez Golson and safety Cody Prewitt are both expected to be drafted from Ole Miss. Interesting read here from CBS’ Dane Brugler who takes a look at one guy he believes could be an undrafted free agent from each FBS school. Interesting pick for Ole Miss. You won’t guess this guy if you equate production at the college level as advantageous in making the next jump. (Hint: It’s not Bo.) …

Nola.com columnist Ron Higgins takes a look at cornerback Jalen Collins, LSU’s drug policy and the NFL draft. …

You could argue that Ole Miss doesn’t make the 2015 NCAA tournament without post-grad transfers M.J. Rhett and Terence Smith. Well, too much of a good thing often results in a bad thing. Coaches themselves, some of them, are seeking a change to the rule that allows graduate immediate eligibility at other schools so long as they enroll in classes toward a master’s degree. One-season transfers isn’t a way to build a program, but it is a way to fill holes. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy did that successfully this past season. Without the rule Ole Miss likely doesn’t have it’s BYU comeback experience in the NCAA tournament. …

Never too early for a bizarre recruiting story. Check out the one that got away from Florida. Of course, it’s a non-verbal binding commitment. Sometimes the heavy lifting in recruiting doesn’t start until there’s a “commitment” in place. …

 

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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