Friday, February 10, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: The chaos continues at Michigan, where Ron English, who earlier in the week accepted a job with the Chicago Bears, is back at Ann Arbor as defensive coordinator.

Howie Stalwick, Idaho Statesman: Idaho's athletic department website shut down automatically because of high volumes of traffic after the announcement that Dennis Erickson was hired as coach.

Aron Kahn, St. Paul Pioneer Press: The pollution on the land that Minnesota plans to build a new stadium is not as bad as initially feared, but officials are not ready to reduce the projected $248 million price tag.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: A motion has been filed to revoke the probation of former Iowa State defensive end Jason Berryman.

Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star: Louis Holmes, the nation's No. 1 junior college recruit, tells Arizona fans not to worry, that he will be with the team this fall.

Ralph K.M. Haurwitz, Austin American-Statesman: Texas got the go-ahead to start construction on a $149.9 million remodeling and expansion of Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is trying to lure 'Brother' Oliver out of retirement to coach the Gamecock defense.

Robbie Neiswanger, Clarion-Ledger: If you're not cheating, you're not trying: Mississippi has reported four NCAA violations involving eight members of the 2006 recruiting class.

Rodney McKissic, Buffalo News: Buffalo is attempting to piece together an attractive nonconference schedule, but a least one team, West Virginia, is upset the Bulls are trying to pull out of a game.

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana's 2006 schedule will include seven games at home.

Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle: Rivals Houston and Rice will open the 2006 season with a Conference USA game at Rice.

Daily Camera: Colorado has added to its 2006 recruiting class, getting a tight end from America Samoa who made his first snowball wearing the traditional Samoan lavalava.

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