Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

Five Ole Miss juniors are preseason All-Americans on the Sports Illustrated teams. …

From SI’s CampusRush.com, a good read on Laquon Treadwell who is among the five mentioned above. …

Auburn safety Tray Matthews believes he can be a big playmaker for the Tigers. He calls it bringing the “boom.” …

New Orleans-based NFL draft analyst Mike Detillier says Leonard Fournette is the best offensive player at LSU in 27 years.

East Carolina quarterback Kurt Benkert has suffered a season-ending knee injury. …

Speaking of season-ending injuries, David Cutcliffe and Duke have taken a hit in the secondary:

The SEC has outlined its process for the independent medical observer who will be in press boxes throughout the league this season. Here’s some food for thought on the impact the observer could have:

Speaking of the medical observer, a good read here from Jeff Pearlman who visited with the widow of former Tennessee and NFL star Reggie White. I attended an FCA conference of which White took part at Black Mountain, N.C., in 1982. He was the life of the camp, not because of who he was but because he was full of energy, praise and worship. …

On the basketball transfer front, an interesting pick-up for Middle Tennessee State:

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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