Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning. …

You never know what’s going to show up on Twitter. I hope Gunter Brewer wasn’t planning a run for public office. As a child of the 80s I recognize that hair and had it myself at one time.

The good news here is that Gunter Brewer has a good sense of humor for his published photos. When he was hired as head coach at Northeast Community College back in the ’90s we were looking for a mug shot to run with our story in the Journal. Gunter’s mother, the late Kay Brewer, provided a family portrait. One of our staff took the portrait and was eager to work with it in the early days of Photoshop software. Somehow the finished product lost something by the time the papers rolled off the press, and the mug shot, in Gunter’s words, made him look like an alien. …

From College Station, Johnny Manziel trumps the attack on Syria question to earn the cover of Time Magazine. Speaking of Manziel, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer is not a fan. …

From Athens, as Georgia tries to move past an emotional loss to Clemons that had at least one fan break down and cry on sports talk radio, the Bulldogs will be without suspended kicker Marshall Morgan for a second-straight game.

Georgia-SC is the biggest game in the conference this week, and Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray says he’s looking forward to facing Gamecocks Heisman hopeful defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. …

Miami and Florida are also on tap this week down at Miami. The game doesn’t have the luster it once did, but it does have some history. Folks around the Hurricanes say it was a 1983 loss to the Gators in Gainesville that helped create the dynasty of Miami football. …

From Lexington, upon further review, Kentucky’s offense wasn’t as bad as it looked as the Wildcats christened the Mark Stoops Era with a 36-25 loss to Western Kentucky and Bobby Petrino …

From Knoxville, Tennessee welcomes Petrino this week. While new Vols coach Butch Jones is trying to rebuild Tennessee on the field, he’s into the marketing aspect too and wants to name the student section at Neyland Stadium. …

From the Twitterverse, this from ESPN analyst Herm Edwards by way of Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts, formerly at Delta State:

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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