Sunday, January 22, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Brian Dohn, L.A Daily News: Washington Redskins secondary coach DeWayne Walker, who was Pete Carroll's associate head coach at USC in 2001 and an assistant under him in the NFL, is the leading candidate to become UCLA's defensive coordinator.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: The Pac-10 determined that USC quarterback Matt Leinart broke NCAA rules this season when he worked out with his long-time private coach.

Dan McCarney, San Antonio Express-News: A look at hits and misses from past recruiting classes (registration).

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Those high school combines designed to showcase players are about to become off-limits to college coaches.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Steve Spurrier doesn't put much stock in rankings of recruiting classes (registration).

Mike White, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn State is trying to keep a record-setting Pennsylvania quarterback from playing for Miami.

Zak Brown, Boulder Daily Camera: It's a key weekend for Colorado, which is entertaining 15 recruits and needs to make up considerable ground in recruiting (registration).

Mark Berman, Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech president Charles Steger wants a review of the athletic department's disciplinary policy.

Bill Dickens, San Diego Union-Tribune: Junior college running back Derrell Hutsona, a backfield mate of USC's Reggie Bush at Helix High, has accepted a scholarship to Washington State.

Patrick Obley and Joseph Person, Columbia State: A look back at the 2004 recruiting classes of Clemson and South Carolina.

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