Monday, January 23, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Ian R. Rapoport, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State has a commitment from Pvt. Timmy Bailey, a veteran of the Iraq war who wants to resume his football career.

Ron Musselman, Commercial Appeal: Even with Troy Smith and Ted Ginn, it's a bit early to call Ohio State the team to beat in 2006 (registration).

Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: UCLA's makeover of its coaching staff continued with the naming of a receivers coach.

Chris Low, Tennessean: Former Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders didn't stay unemployed for long. He has been hired by Kentucky.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Former South Carolina defensive co-coordinator John Thompson has agreed to a $101,000 contract settlement.

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami plans to start shopping for another quarterback recruit in case Pat Devlin decides to go elsewhere (registration).

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Stephen Schilling, the top recruit in the state of Washington, plans to announce his college choice this week.

D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: An Atlanta-area recruit won't have any problem with Fisher DeBerry's preaching to the team if he decides to attend Air Force (registration).

Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: One of Virginia's top recruits said he choose the school in part because of ACC basketball. "I love ACC basketball. ... I got to stay in the ACC."

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan secured a commitment from Brandon Minor, rated as the nation's best prep fullback.

Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Don't concern yourself with steering your son toward law or medical school. Let him major in P.E. and become a college football coach — the only profession in the world that rewards mediocrity with a lifetime of financial security.

Mike Huguenin, Orlando Sentinel: Don't expect your team to win even if it continues to bring in recruiting classes that rank among the nation's best.

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