Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron has hit the jackpot. Former Miami assistant Dan Werner has joined his staff as offensive coordinator and former Hurricane assistant Art Kehoe will become offensive line coach. Now the Madman must convince linebacker Patrick Willis to stay for his senior season (registration).

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: They already are counting the days in Lincoln, where Nebraska should be the favorite to win the Big 12 North. And defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove is staying put, turning down an opportunity to join the Minnesota Vikings.

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan athletic director Bill Martin says he has full confidence in coach Lloyd Carr, saying "the program's in great hands."

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times: Vince Young's entry into the NFL draft means Reggie Bush is no longer a lock to be the No. 1 selection.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Wait a minute. Is Reggie Bush having second thoughts about turning pro? Although he met with USC coach Pete Carroll and an agent Monday, the Heisman winner said he still had not decided whether he would turn pro.

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State coach Chris Petersen is taking a gamble by handing his offensive and defensive coordinator jobs to coaches who have yet to turn 30.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado and Colorado State have agreed to continue their rivalry at Invesco Field in Denver (registration).

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Six members of Florida State's 2006 recruiting class are enrolling early.

Phil Kornblut, Columbia State: It's the biggest weekend of the recruiting season for Clemson and South Carolina and each team is gearing up.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: Mark Nelson, who made Baylor's special teams among the best in the nation, is leaving to become Tulsa's defensive coordinator.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: When you size it up, Kansas' 2005 defense may have been the program's best in the past 30 years.

Frank Burlison, Long Beach Press-Telegram: After some time to reflect, what was Pete Carroll thinking, going for it on fourth-and-two late in the Rose Bowl loss to Texas?

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: How will Vince Young's exit affect 2006 Big 12 football? Oh, I don't know. Did the Bulls miss Michael Jordan? (registration).

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Tight end Anthony Fasano decided the lure of the NFL outweighed his desire for winning a national championship at Notre Dame.

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