Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia coach Mark Richt discusses his new contract, spring drills and the Sugar Bowl loss to West Virginia. Bulldog cornerback Antonio Sims also lost his appeal of a university suspension and won't play this fall (registration).

Otis Kirk, Northwest Arkansas Times: Arkansas must be trying to corner the market on quarterbacks. Junior standout Nathan Dick, brother of Razorback quarterback Casey Dick, was in Fayetteville for an unofficial visit last weekend.

Edgar Thompson, Palm Beach Post: No charges will be filed in connection with a shooting incident earlier this month that involved members of the Florida team and one former Gator.

Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: Miami coach Larry Coker interviewed two candidates this week and continued to work toward filling his staff.

Tuscaloosa Times: Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro underwent successful surgery to insert a rod in his left leg, which was broken Oct. 1, but his return for 2006 remains questionable (registration).

Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: Former football players from Stanford and UCLA are among plaintiffs in what is being described as "a serious lawsuit" against the NCAA.

Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: Defensive tackle Kevin Brown, who missed last season because of ankle surgery, will be held out of UCLA's contact drills until fall.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Tony Franklin, a three-year starter in Virginia's secondary, cleared a legal hurdle in his effort to return to the team.

Centre Daily Times: Former Penn State quarterback Zack Mills has been named an offensive graduate assistant at Temple.

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