Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning …

We will labor on Labor Day for you. The Hugh Freeze presser starts at 11:30. JD and I will have Rapid Reaction shortly after player interviews. …

The first week of college football is almost in the books. It stretched from Wednesday to Sunday and continues tonight when Miami and Louisville meet in what is now an ACC game.

So what did we learn from the first look at SEC teams? Bad teams are better, A&M quarterback Kenny Hill burst onto the scene, and the league appears pretty open. This from ESPN.com’s David Ching. …

From Louisville, more on how the league fared in Week 1. …

Georgia had a nice win against Clemson and, not surprising, a big game from RB Todd Gurley. …

From Columbia, S.C., Steve Spurrier is ready to move on from the Gamecocks’ lop-sided loss to A&M. …

From SI.com, Zac Ellis says how close the Rebels’ come to meeting expectations will depend on what they get from Bo Wallace, and they’ll need more consistency than shown for most of the opener. …

Also from ESPN.com, some plays that turned the Boise game for the Rebels. Lots of wide receiver flavor here. …

Speaking of Boise, the Broncos are turning their attention to the Mountain West Conference race. …

From suburban Atlanta, a hometown feature on the Nkemdiches. Guy Curtright points out that both Nkemdiches will be available moving forward. That is good news for Ole Miss provided Denzel is focused. I thought it was a good sign that Denzel was engaged in the defensive huddle in most timeouts Thursday night. …

Sammie Epps could have been on the travel roster and made an impact in the game. His arrest changed that:

I suspect we’ll learn more about Epps’ status today as well as that of junior defensive tackle Issac Gross. Freeze was encouraged by Gross’ improvement last week and said he could possibly play in the game. He did not. …

Next up for the Rebels is Vanderbilt. Things did not go well for the Commodores in Derek Mason’s debut. …

 

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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