Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Former Washington and Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel says he received calls from Rice and Temple, but not from San Diego State, a job he wanted.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It's not a good time for a recruiting coordinator to resign, but that is what has happened at Georgia Tech (registration).

Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis is the winner of the Frank Broyles award, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia hired Mike London, who was the defensive line coach of the NFL's Houston Texans, as its defensive coordinator.

Michael Pointer, Indianapolis Star: Purdue receiver Dorien Bryant become the fourth member of the 2005 team to be arrested since the season ended.

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Two Texas A&M defensive linemen received superficial stab wounds during a fight outside a College Station bar (registration).

John Shipley, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Minnesota is having trouble filling three open dates on its 2006 schedule.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: For the first time in the 116-year history of Iowa football, every fan wanting season tickets will be re-seated based on a controversial points system.

Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona continued its banner recruiting year with a commitment from an L.A. offensive lineman.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington's recruiting efforts took another blow when a top offensive lineman switched his commitment to Tennessee.

Thomas Murphy, Mobile Register: Score one for Alabama, which landed a prize in Texas prep quarterback Greg McElroy, who was headed to Texas Tech.

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame lost out on Mitch Mustain, but has a commitment from talented Chicago prep quarterback Demetrius Jones.

Mike Sullivan, North County Times: Former Kansas State offensive coordinator Del Miller was expected to interview with San Diego State coach Chuck Long for a spot on the Aztec staff.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: It appears the cost of attending a game at Louisiana State is about to go up.

Robbie Neiswanger, Clarion Ledger: New Mississippi offensive coordinator Dan Werner wants to give the Rebels an attitude adjustment.

Pete Thamel, New York Times: Only nine Division I-A coaches who started the 2005 season were no longer with their teams, a record low since the NCAA started keeping track of the statistic in 1947 (registration).

Jeff D'Alessio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A look at the teams that are having a recruiting season to forget (registration).

Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn and LSU want to move their Oct. 21 game to Sept. 16, a switch that would create a series of other schedule changes.

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