Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

What college football program does the best job of developing NFL talent? Gil Brandt’s answer might surprise you:

A Texas A&M regent would like to see the Aggies renew their in-state rivalry with Texas so they can gain a breather in non-SEC games.

From AP’s Ralph Russo a good read on where former UAB players have landed.

It’s Alabama’s Derrick Henry vs. Georgia’s Nick Chubb in the SEC’s first big running back showdown.

Speaking of Alabama, remember when Nick Saban thought “tempo” was a curse word?

And speaking of this week’s big game, it looks like Alabama ties run deep on the Georgia coaching staff. …

Joe Kines, once an Arkansas interim coach, always had a way with words. This nicely sums up winning and losing:

While Ole Miss aims for improvement on third down for both offense and defense Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wants to see his offense do better on first down.

The most-watched ESPN game last week had an 11 a.m. kick. but LSU-Syracuse didn’t really seem that intriguing on the front end. …

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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