Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

James Edward, Deseret Morning News: Is the state of Utah becoming a prep football hotbed? It certainly has a banner group of prospects this year.

Steve Kelley, Seattle Times: Texas A&M is in a tizzy over the use of "12th Man" by the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe the Aggies should just chill.

Steve Batterson, Quad City Times: The practice of grayshirting, which has become somewhat commonplace in the Pac-10 and SEC, is spreading to the Big Ten.

Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: Governor Bill Richardson plans to ask the Legislature for $15 million to improve athletic facilities at New Mexico. The plan would call for the building of an indoor practice facility for football.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska linebacker Jeff Souder, one of 13 true freshmen to play last season, is leaving the team.

Zach Silka, Sun-Sentinel: Former Texas quarterback Vince Young brushed aside questions about his throwing mechanics or the possibility of not be drafted No. 1.

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Michigan has the early lead for the top class of 2007. A junior has given Lloyd Carr an oral commitment.

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