Thursday, January 26, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami has lost top quarterback recruit Pat Devlin, who switched his commitment to Penn State (registration).

Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: Miami and Boston College will mark the 22nd anniversary of Doug Flutie's "Miracle in Miami" with a prime-time game on Thanksgiving.

Doug Carlson, Tampa Tribune: Things are shaping up nicely for Florida State. The Seminoles will have eight home games in 2006.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech opens Sept. 2 against Notre Dame, the first of four consecutive home games (registration).

D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: LSU coach Les Miles is in an 11th-hour battle to keep two players who earlier committed to the Tigers from going to Tennessee (registration).

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia coach Mark Richt has a new contract that will pay him at least $16 million (registration).

John McClain, Houston Chronicle: Vince Young or Reggie Bush? That will be one of the first questions asked Thursday when Gary Kubiak is introduced as the new coach of the Houston Texans.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Tight end Josh Bell, one of the top recruits from Kansas' 2005 class, has transferred to Houston.

John Helsley, Oklahoman: Michael Goodson, rated as the No. 4 running back among preps, says he will attend Texas A&M (registration).

Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times: Texas El Paso coach Mike Price says the recently released film "Glory Road" could be good for recruiting.

Craig Smith, Seattle Times: The state of Washington appears to have some top-flight talent, just not very much of it.

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