Thursday, February 16, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Duff Wilson, New York Times: The NCAA plans to stop accepting transcripts from schools identified as diploma mills (registration).

Steve Kirk, Birmingham News: Curtis Dawson, a promising defensive lineman, has been booted off Alabama's team for a second time.

Michael Wallace, Clarion-Ledger: Best read of the day, chronicling the journey of former Alabama coach Mike DuBose, now the coach at Millsaps College.

Omar Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Miami is still searching for an offensive coordinator, but coach Larry Coker is unlikely to take on those duties.

Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Purdue coach Joe Tiller wastes no time replacing offensive coordinator Jim Chaney by promoting offensive line coach Bill Legg.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove explains why he said no to an offer from the Minnesota Vikings.

Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times: Receiver Fred Rouse, who was dismissed from the Florida State team last week for an unspecified violation of team rules, could be headed to Texas El Paso.

Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: UCLA named John Wristen, late of Colorado, as an assistant. He will coach tight ends and special teams.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Jeff Horton, who was named an assistant at Iowa State on Jan. 15, is leaving to take a job with the St. Louis Rams.

Bryan Strickland, Durham Herald-Sun: Duke coach Ted Roof has named two former players to positions on his staff.

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