Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning. …

From Athens, Georgia coach Mark Richt gets a little testy with local media …

From Columbia (the South Carolina one), the No. 6-ranked Gamecocks also open the season Thursday. They’re at home against North Carolina (former Ole Miss assistant Gunter Brewer coaches receivers there) and could be without two key players. …

From AL.com, there may be no need to change the rules if defensive coaches are successful in having players fake injuries to slow down tempo offenses.

And speaking of the tempo offense, earlier this week at his press conference Vanderbilt coach James Franklin said he wanted game officials to pay close attention to the Ole Miss offense and make sure all the Rebels are set before the ball is snapped. Franklin says he counted 10-12 plays last year where that was not the case. …

From Baton Rouge, TCU may be without a key defensive player against LSU Saturday night. Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson isn’t saying. …

The Wall Street Journal suggests that Alabama fans may have gotten bored with winning. Speaking of the Tide, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer says he sees no weakness to attack. ….

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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