Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

Earlier this week we focused on Hugh Freeze and his comments that if the Rebels get a “little better” in some areas and stay healthy, if they respond to coaching and make right decisions, that they’ll position themselves for a national championship. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a similar message for his team. …

This from Bret Bielema by way of Arkansas beat writer Thomas Murphy. Speaks to the mindset of playing in the SEC West:

Once upon a time in the SEC East the Game of the Year, for a decade it seemed, was Florida and Tennessee. It was usually won by Florida. Those were in the bygone days of East dominance. These days the focus is westward, but if the East is your thing here’s the game you need to see.

As days click off the calendar and the start of camp draws very close SEC Media Days seems like it was sometime in mid-June. The PAC-12 event is under way right now, and if the conference commissioner isn’t swayed in another direction don’t expect a “PAC-14” any time soon. …

Athlon likes TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin — What’s not to like? — but says an Iowa State wide receiver is a sleeper Heisman candidate from the Big 12.

Here’s the SEC list. I think it’s a good one. Running backs deserve the attention. …

Three SEC freshmen make this list of the top 50 college basketball players for 2015-2016. …

This from the DailyBeast.com takes issue with the site of the 2022 Winter Olympics — no matter who the winner turns out to be. …

 

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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