Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning …

It was said by some after Ed Orgeron was fired at Ole Miss that he would get his shot again. Well, here it is, sort of.

Ed was named interim coach at USC Sunday after the firing of Lane Kiffin. Technically, he will be a candidate for the full-time job, because in the comments below from USC AD Pat Haden everyone is, myself included.

I am humbled by Haden’s confidence, but I respectfully remove my name from contention for USC coach. My work at the Daily Journal is not finished.

Seriously, it looks like Ed will be available at the end of the season. It will be interesting to see what’s next for a guy who recruited pretty well and left a good deal of talent in the program for the transition to Houston Nutt. …

SI.com’s Andy Staples says Alabama began to find its identity with its 25-0 win over Ole Miss. …

Saturday just wasn’t a good day for Ole Miss. Even John Vaught took one on the chin.

Elsewhere …

A little more emotion from Mark Richt than he normally shows is seen here in this interview on the field following Georgia’s 44-41 win over LSU. Speaking of LSU-Georgia, one of the game’s biggest plays came on special teams when my second-cousin-in-law recovered a fumbled punt that led to a quick Georgia touchdown. You can read more about Connor Norman on this piece from Macon’s Seth Emerson. …

It’s Media Monday at Ole Miss. I’ll have live presser updates on Twitter and notes on the blog. SEC Power Rankings later this morning. …

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 Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • papatoLC

    Now, we find out about the Rebels. The Auburn game will define our season. I am picking Ole Miss to win this weekend. Go Rebels

  • patrickhoulihan

    At least Pat Haden reduced the pool more than Frank Broyles did during the search that resulted in Houston Nutt being named UA head coach. Broyles said that if Bear Bryant rose from the dead, he’s still have to go through the committee’s interview process.

    • Parrish Alford

      That’s getting into the Wayback Machine there. Good recall.

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