Monday Morning Update | Ole Miss Sports

Spanning the Globe on a Monday morning. …

Alabama survived another first-half challenge, and LSU, even with its suspensions, routed Auburn. The SEC’s two elite teams both have an open date this week in advance of their Nov. 5 meeting in Tuscaloosa, which will likely turn out to be a play-in game for the BCS title game in January. From New Orleans, columnist Peter Finney says Les Miles has his LSU team right where he wants it. Speaking of Miles, a new book says he most definitely would be coaching at Michigan right now had the search to replace Lloyd Carr not been bungled on the Michigan end. …

From Tuscaloosa, Alabama coach Nick Saban wants everyone to “chill” regarding talk of the LSU game. Not sure he’ll get his wish. …

From Columbia, Steve Spurrier says he’ll talk with any and all media who show up at his weekly news conference Tuesday. Two weeks ago he stated he would not talk as long as columnist Ron Morris was in the room. The flap has apparently been resolved, though neither party offers specifics. …

From Athens, Mark Richt has built some momentum with five straight wins after Georgia’s 0-2 start. Now the newly ranked Bulldogs must find a way to beat Florida, something they’ve done only twice in Richt’s 10 years as coach. …