Friday, February 03, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

David White, Fresno Bee: Fresno State is close to finalizing a game at Louisiana State for the 2006 season that would be televised nationally by ESPN (registration).

Lonnie White, Los Angeles Times: The departure of UCLA offensive coordinator Tom Cable a day after letter-of-intent day did not go over well with a recruit.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: More coaching turnover at Miami. Receivers coach Curtis Johnson is leaving, but coach Larry Coker is close to filling two openings on his staff (registration).

Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal: As expected, Wisconsin has dismissed troubled junior running back Booker Stanley from the team.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said the dismissal of Jason Berryman and suspension of three other players from the team sends a message that lawlessness will not be tolerated.

John Helsley, Oklahoman: One of Oklahoma State's recruits is Chris Collins, who faces charges of aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old child in Bowie County, Texas. (registration).

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: Assistant David Cutcliffe is rested and armed with new ideas as he charges into his second stint with Tennessee (registration).

Dan Wolken, Colorado Springs Gazette: Did Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry get the influx of talent he needs? We won't know until the fall.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Standout prep quarterback Cody Hawkins decided at the last minute to join his father, Dan, at Colorado.

Paul Honda and Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii's Kahuku High is sending an astounding 12 players to the college ranks, including eight to Division I teams.

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