Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

It was a newsy Tuesday night for Ole Miss football. Laquon Treadwell did not win the Conerly Trophy. That went to Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, a repeat winner. Ole Miss, however, did jump five spots to No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings while Florida took a major dive. That does not secure the Sugar Bowl for Ole Miss, but it would take Florida beating Alabama to knock the Rebels out of Sugar position.

All things considered Tuesday night was a net gain for Ole Miss football. …

Dan Mullen has interviewed at Miami, it appears. Mullen’s name has also been connected with the now-open job at Georgia.¬†However, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kirby Smart will be named the new coach in Athens. …

Soon to be former Georgia coach Mark Richt has also had his name connected with the Miami opening. Richt graduated from Miami, though not recently.

For what it’s worth, Mullen is barely mentioned in this Miami Herald account. …

In other carousel news Cal coach Sonny Dykes has emerged as a candidate at Missouri. Dykes was at Louisiana Tech when the Ruston Bulldogs throttled Ole Miss in that horrid three-game stretch in 2011 after it was announced that Houston Nutt was not returning to coach the Rebels. Some thought then that Dykes might be a candidate in Oxford.

Lots of college football notes here from Pat Forde with a tip of the hat to the Arkansas lateral against Ole Miss and the impact that had on the SEC. Alabama fans talk about the luck they didn’t get against Ole Miss, but they got it with this play. Without it they’d be in a “playoff panic,” right now, Forde writes. …

Click here to read about Nick Saban pumping up the Gators in advance of the SEC championship game. …

A Big 12 note here. Texas Tech is proof that you can have the No. 126-ranked defense out of 128 FBS schools and still not be the worst defense in the conference. That wasn’t reason enough to keep Kliff Kingsbury from firing three defensive assistants.

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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