Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

Ahead of the LSU game, Alabama coach Nick Saban looks back on the Crimson Tide’s lessons learned against Ole Miss and how quarterback Jake Coker “won the team” that night. …

Here’s an argument, one of many, on why Alabama should not be ranked No. 4 in the first batch of colelge football playoff rankings. …

Greg McElroy’s take on the possibility of a two-loss Ole Miss team making the playoff:

No joy in Georgia this week, and the Bulldogs will try to take out their frustration against Kentucky. The once-promising Wildcats have turned south with a close loss to Auburn at home followed by back-to-back blow-out losses to Mississippi State and Tennessee. …

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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  • papatoLC

    All the so called experts are using the old thinking of the teams with the best records. The one that says you can’t put a one loss team over teams that have not been defeated or last years champion has to be there until they lose. Except for OSU fans, few people would list OSU as one of the best four teams in the country. This committee wants to have the best four teams in the country. Therefore they have several things more important than record. I don’t like what if thinking but for this lets look at a what if. If Ole Miss and Memphis run the table, you will have a two loss Ole Miss team that with injured players back that in a championship game defeated the FLA team that won in the regular season saying that they are the better team now. The other loss would be to a team that will be in a New Years six game. The way that this committee looks for the best four teams, Ole Miss will be looked at and over many of the one loss and maybe even some undefeated conference champions. But that is “what if” and the game is not played on “what if”. I believe that if ALA runs the table, even if Ole Miss wins the west, will be picked as one of the top four teams in the country and rightly so.

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