Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

Donte Moncrief will have to make the NFL decision later this year. He’s not having the year that would earn him big money to leave, but that doesn’t keep players from leaving. From NOLA.com, Jim Kleinpeter takes a look at LSU’s receiving duo of Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. Both are expected to leave. NFLdraftscout.com currently ranks Moncrief as the No. 9 available receiver if he chooses to declare. That would likely put him somewhere in the second or third rounds. …

AL.com reports that Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, after taking issue with the video exchange with Auburn, followed protocol regarding his complaint and that does not include trying to contact Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. …

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he’s too old to start over some place new, but the Tuscaloosa News says this might be his best coaching job ever with the Crimson Tide. .

CBS analyst Gary Danielson talks about Alabama on the Tim Brando Show. …

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says a team can have two Heisman candidates, and he wonders why there’s not more attention placed on his top wide receiver, Mike Evans.

Ole Miss did a good job with Evans, limiting him to four catches for 46 yards, well below his averages. The Rebels were hurt by everyone else as the Aggies showed off their depth and other available weapons. …

From AP, Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley has had surgery on his thumb. Vols coach Butch Jones says Worley could be back in as soon as two weeks, though it will likely be a longer time frame.

The Vols take on Missouri this week, speaking of which, there were better TV ratings for the Missouri-South Carolina game in Knoxville than there were in St. Louis which may speak to the culture of college football in the south. More than likely it has something to do with the Cardinals being in the World Series and going head-up against Mizzou-South Carolina. …

In a game that often has greater national implications, Georgia and Florida meet in Jacksonville Saturday. Georgia coach Mark Richt remembers almost landing former Florida star Fred Taylor when Richt was an assistant at Florida State. This weekend he’ll face Florida freshman running back Kevin Taylor — son of Fred — as he makes his first start. …

 

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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