Friday, January 27, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Emily Badger, Orlando Sentinel: A state representative is sponsoring a bill that would allow Florida junior colleges to field football teams.

Tim Bisel, Topeka Capital-Journal: Louisville will play Kansas State on Sept. 23 in Manhattan in what could be one of the premier nonconference games of the season.

Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal and Courier: A letter Purdue junior tight end Garret Bushong wrote to the school's newspaper is creating quite a fuss.

Michael Wallace, Clarion Ledger: Former Mississippi and current New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister may have violated NCAA rules in his dealings with two prospects.

Michael Ko, Seattle Times: Stephen Schilling, regarded as the top recruit in the state of Washington, says he will attend Michigan.

Matt Markey, Toledo Blade: Michigan is coming off a 7-5 season, but its recruiting class is shaping up as one of its best ever.

Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona scored another one, landing a top prep cornerback, who picked the Wildcats over USC and Oregon.

D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia has commitments from the top prospects in Texas and Maryland and is in the running for the top player in California (registration).

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami's recruiting class took a hit in the rankings when quarterback Pat Devlin switched his commitment to Penn State (registration).

John McClain, Houston Chronicle: New Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak sidestepped the No. 1 question: Is it Vince Young or Reggie Bush?

Kevin B. Blackistone, Dallas Morning News: When Southern Methodist quit playing home games at the Cotton Bowl, the storied stadium's slow crumble began (registration).

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma's fall from grace in 2005 can be traced to the collapse of its special teams (registration).

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