Wednesday Morning Update | Ole Miss Sports

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning. …

If jumping to the SEC is difficult enough, how about jumping to the SEC without a bye week? In essence, that’s what Texas A&M will do, although it will take a week off here at the beginning after its scheduled opener with La. Tech in Shreveport was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.

A&M and Tech will now play Oct. 13. A&M will play 12 straight weeks beginning in Week 2 of the season. …

If Michigan is left out of the conversation of the nation’s top teams, Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson is not left out of the conversation of the nation’s top players. He’ll test an Alabama defense that lost seven starters but is expected to reload on the strength of the program’s recruiting. Alabama and Michigan meet Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Ole Miss won’t be the SEC’s only two-quarterback team for opening week. From Gainesville, Florida coach Will Muschamp will alternate quarterbacks as well. …

From Auburn, Gene Chizik has a big opener against Clemson in Atlanta. It presents opportunity for the Tigers and for Chizik, a time to focus on football rather than a number of off-field incidents in the off-season. …

From Knoxville, company for the Honey Badger. Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers is no longer part of the program because of failed drug tests, he says.

Looking for a favorite in the SEC East? AJC columnist Mark Bradley says Georgia will go 11-1 and win the division. …