Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

Nice accommodations for the Ole Miss ladies in the SEC soccer tournament at Orange Beach. Third-seeded Ole Miss takes on sixth-seeded Texas A&M this afternoon:

Interesting questions raised by USA Today after the first round of playoff rankings with Ole Miss in the lead question.

Here’s what the first round of playoff rankings looked like last year.

Fox Sports reports that some major boosters have lost faith in Georgia coach Mark Richt. While Richt’s future is debated so many coaching decisions are based on simple economics. Case in point: Ed Orgeron. They threw open the doors of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for a football game in 2007 and drew roughly 20,000 people for Northwestern State. You can’t do that regardless of opponent. If Fox’s report is true it’s worth keeping an eye on the Georgia situation. Ticket sales are one thing, but when you start losing private contributions.

More of the same here from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that says changes are on the way the depth of which will be defined how the Bulldogs handle the remainder of this season. …

More on Richt watch:

An interesting note here on the importance of sacks — not just pass rush. The Rebels, by the way, have improved in this category with Marquis Haynes leading the way the last two weeks:

Florida coach Jim McElwain is concerned about the Gators’ focus for Vanderbilt this week. The Commodores are indeed improved from a year ago, particularly on defense, but don’t appear to have gotten much better offensively from earlier in the season. Vanderbilt is coming off a 34-0 loss to Houston. …

Clemson fans will pull for their team to make the playoff anyway, but there’s real incentive now.

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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