Friday, February 17, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune: Hats off to Joey Hiben, a promising tight end at Notre Dame. He quit the team to concentrate on academics.

Jorge Milian, Palm Post Post: Rich Olson was unemployed after being fired by the Minnesota Vikings, but he has a new gig: offensive coordinator at Miami.

Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal: Earl Lane was added to Wisconsin's staff on Sunday. On Wednesday, he was gone. The Badgers also named Bill Nayes as director of football operations.

Oklahoman: Oklahoma and Miami have agreed on a home-and-home series, with the first game scheduled for Sept. 8, 2007, at Norman (registration).

EDSBS: The excellent blog is first with the news that Gator receiver Kenneth Tookes acknowledged firing a gunshot into an apartment.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State has lost another assistant. DeMontie Cross is off to the Buffalo Bills, becoming the fifth assistant under coach Dan McCarney to leave for the NFL.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas added a game against Louisiana Monroe to its schedule, which is now complete with creampuffs.

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: Michigan named former Buffalo Bill assistant Steve Szabo and former Wisconsin aide Ron Lee to its staff.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey has filled two openings on his staff (registration).

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