Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

The view from above at Ole Miss football practice:

For all the buzz around Ole Miss football right now — ranked No. 19 by the coaches with the AP poll still to be released — there is also excitement with the Mississippi State program and its fans.

Mr.SEC.com says chances are one program will be disappointed this year. This post points to the history of both programs within conference play since the league split into divisions in 1992. Sometimes one Mississippi program excels, but never have both had winning conference records in the same year. Four times both programs have had at least .500 records in league play. That’s 4-4. …

Great looking custom gloves coming to Ole Miss baseball from Easton. Players will pick their own leather type, lace color and stitch color and personalize however they like:

With Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall being semi-suspended for the opener against Arkansas it would seem that Jeremy Johnson, Mr. Football in the state of Alabama in 2012, would be a good bet to start. Wouldn’t it? Auburn coaches aren’t saying that publicly. Marshall is expected to play but won’t start as part of his punishment for an off-season arrest. …

Some conferences won’t play FCS opponents. That sounds like a bold move, but there are enough lower FBS life forms around to make it seem like you’re playing FCS. ESPN, however, polled the power conference coaches and found that 46 percent favor playing exclusively power conference opponents. …

SEC football and NASCAR won’t join together until next season, but the hype is under way. Bristol officials visited Knoxville yesterday:

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder used a press conference to speak about a topic near and dear to his heart, and it wasn’t the Wildcats. Snyder says he doesn’t fault TV folks for making a living but criticizes universities he says are “selling themselves out.” College football is no longer about young men getting an education, he says. …

Remember Greg Oden? He allegedly punched a woman in the face. …

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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