Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike Boone, FanBlogs: Myron Rolle, the New Jersey prep standout who received a text message on his cell phone from Florida Governor Jeb Bush, says recruiting analyst Tom Lemming pressured him to keep Notre Dame among his list of finalists, a charge Lemming denies.

Emily Davis, Houston Chronicle: National signing day used to be a prime event. Just look back at the glory days.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: A group of Baylor football alums raised $10,000 for the widow of former Bear defensive coordinator John Goodner, who died in December of brain cancer.

John Henderson, Denver Post: Arkansas is going hog wild over its top recruit, quarterback Mitch Mustain.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech increased it recruiting budget more than $90,000 to $625,903 for the current fiscal year (registration).

Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Let's see where Nebraska's 2005 recruiting class stood where it matters — on the field.

Lonnie White, Los Angeles Times: As expected, veteran NFL and college secondary coach DeWayne Walker was hired as UCLA's defensive coordinator.

Roanoke Times: Former Virginia Tech cornerback Theo Miller and defensive end William Wall are in trouble with the law.

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