Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

From Baton Rouge, the local DA says charges of unauthorized entry could soon be dropped against three LSU football players, one of them Anthony Jennings, last year’s starting quarterback. All this from a Rotary Club meeting. I’ve covered a lot of coaches speaking to civic club meetings, but none have ever generated this much news. Looks like a good relationship between Les Miles and the DA. Good thing or bad? …

Fresno State, the Week 2 opponent for Ole Miss, was picked second in its division of the Mountain West Conference earlier this week. The Bulldogs placed two players on the preseason all-conference team, one of them running back Marteze Waller. It’s also been reported that a key running back recruit will likely miss the season. Fresno led the MWC and ranked No. 14 in passing offense last year. The Bulldogs were No. 35 in total offense but No. 95 in rushing offense. …

Quarterbacks are a hot topic at Georgia and lots of people have opinions when university folks make a stop in Atlanta.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says he’s confident he can rebuild Wildcats football but admits he’s been a little surprised by early recruiting success.

After what Vanderbilt football achieved last season its hard to believe the James Franklin Era was just two years ago. From SB Nation an in-depth look at why Vanderbilt is picked where it’s picked this preseason. …

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is more confident in his Gamecocks right now than he was last season when they struggled to hold double-figure leads late in games. …

Washington coach Chris Petersen is preparing for his second season with the Huskies after an 8-6 debut. He cut his teeth as head coach at Boise State and is not particularly excited about returning to Boise for his season opener. …

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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  • JB

    My prediction for Ole Miss this season is 6-6 season, or possible 7-5 all due to no established QB(which Ole Miss is always noted for an outstanding QB, but not this season), Defense one of the best, but they can not do it alone, must get help from the offense.. Rebels will miss the services of Bo Wallace.

    • concerned

      For once I agree with you JB. People loved to blame Bo for all that ailed OM for the last 3 years, butbthey forgot thebturkeys O and Nutt had before him…

      • Parrish Alford

        Ole Miss would not have come close to the success it’s had the last three years had Bo Wallace signed elsewhere. Now a player of equal ability who struggled with turnovers likely would not hold the starting job for three years. Bo was the right answer for time and place in the history of the program. Ole Miss needed his gunslinger attitude and fearlessness early on. Bo played with confidence. Had that been missing in the fourth quarter against Alabama Ole Miss would not have won that game.

        • JB

          PA, its good to see you back It shore is hot down here we need a cold snap to occur. for a while, I think the Rebels will probably go with Chad Kelly, more experience and a capable player

          • Parrish Alford

            JB, I wish I could have gotten down there and experienced some of your hot beach this summer. Seemed like every time I had time to do something like that it was raining.

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