Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

From LSU running back Leonard Fournette, a little smack talk for Florida:

Like Ole Miss, Texas A&M could end up using two quarterbacks early in the season. And like Ole Miss, don’t expect it to last. …

Speaking of the Aggies, nice video here from Chron.com of what the newly renovated Kyle Field will look like this season. Keep in mind capacity will be slightly smaller than the 110,633 that crowded in last October to watch Ole Miss push around the Aggies 35-20 in a game that wasn’t that close. A&M plays in Oxford for the third time in four years this season. Since the Aggies joined the SEC, the home team in the Ole Miss-A&M series has not won. …

A list of future SEC neutral site games. Eight of them for this year. …

Steve Spurrier says he expects South Carolina to be improved defensively this season. The Gamecocks will get a chance to show it against the eighth-ranked non-conference schedule in the country. I watched much of the replay of last year’s South Carolina-Tennessee game recently. The Gamecocks, at home, twice at 14-point leads in the fourth quarter and led by seven with 1:19 left when they punted the Vols back to the 15. The DC combination of Lorenzo Ward (incumbent) and Jon Hoke (new guy) have work to do. …

Speaking of that SEC Network series of replays. The network put together its list of the top 20 SEC games of 2014.

It’s made for some good summer viewing mostly because I’m uninspired by the major networks. Ole Miss made the top two games on the list, No. 2 for its loss to Auburn and No. 1 for its win against Alabama.

A few notes from some replays that I didn’t see real time:

I remember Hugh Freeze complaining about a horse collar tackle by Auburn’s Kris Frost against Laquon Treadwell on Treadwell’s non-touchdown. I remember others who had seen the replay saying that it really wasn’t a horse collar. It was not. It looked that way at full speed because Frost was pulling Treadwell backward. He was doing so slightly above the waist. It was a pretty athletic play by Frost. It was also interesting how close Evan Engram came to recovering the fumble in the end zone. Had he been able to do that I wonder how Ole Miss might have responded the next week. …

AL.com takes a look at the Ole Miss QB race.

Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee gives his ranking of the SEC teams most likely to make the college football playoff. There’s love for the Rebels here.

Matt Mossberg, a good fellow and once a very fast outfielder, is back for his second stint at the Foundation for Ole Miss. …

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

    Bleacherreport: SEC Football Team’s Odds to Make College Football Playoff.
    The three teams with the best odds:
    Alabama #1, Auburn #2, Ole Miss #3
    I hope they’re right!


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