Thursday, January 19, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Craig Barnes, Sun-Sentinel: Growing concern over length of games and welfare of players could push coaches and administrators toward finding a formula to shorten games.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska is getting a huge bounce off an 8-4 season. Two well-known donors indicated plans are in the works for major contributions.

Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron is recruiting, well, like a Madman. He landed two more studs this week (registration).

D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Score another one for Florida, which landed a Tampa linebacker to give it a whopping 18 commitments from the paper's list of Super Southern 100 prospects (registration).

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: One of Miami's prized recruits is now considering Virginia and Penn State after coach Larry Coker fired the assistant responsible for recruiting the quarterback (registration).

David White, Fresno Bee: Pat Hill's flirtation with the NFL has helped him get an extension at Fresno State (registration).

Nate Allen, Northwest Arkansas Times: They're all giddy now that hotshot prep quarterback Mitch Mustain has recommitted to Arkansas.

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