Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning …

Once the leading Heisman contender this season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette will make another go at college football’s top award in 2016. He won’t be alone in his conference in doing so. Here some other SEC hopefuls next season including some Ole Miss mention. …

From Oklahoma City, the Oklahoman remembers Oklahoma State great Barry Sanders and takes issue with the recent record set by Stanford’s all-purpose star Christian McCaffrey — at least for now. …

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, in his first season, edges several veteran assistants to win the Broyles Award which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. The selection committee says it was the tightest vote in the 20-year history of the award. …

At present, the most Rivals 250 commits in the SEC:

GridironNow.com ranks the bowl games. There are 40 of them, you know. The Sugar Bowl comes in at No. 10 as a must-see matchup. Not a bad spot, though I think I’d rank it ahead of the Citrus Bowl which is No. 9 on this list. …

In Year 2 of the College Football Playoff, the Big 12’s patience paid off. No conference championship game required. Speaking of the Big 12, it’s taken an SEC approach to football scheduling. The move was announced Tuesday.

Here’s a look at how Ole Miss’ Sugar Bowl opponent, Oklahoma State, is handling that requirement in the short term:

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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