Friday, February 24, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Roanoke Times: Felix Pork, one of the people to accuse former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick of pulling a gun on them in January, was indicted on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Evan Woodbery, Mobile Register: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has announced a large-scale restructuring of the defense.

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times: Former USC running back Reggie Bush already knows one thing. There is no state tax in Texas.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: USC added another recruit to its 2006 class when receiver Vidal Hazelton signed a letter-of-intent.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia Tech added three assistants, including former North Carolina State coach Mike O'Cain.

Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada's 2006 schedule includes a Sept. 1 game against Fresno State that will be on national television.

Fresno Bee: Fresno State coach Pat Hill hired Tim Skipper to coach running backs and Derek Frazier to coach the offensive line.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State will be a regular on ESPN in 2006 and Idaho will play one of the nation's toughest schedules.

Omar Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Former Murray State coach Joe Pannunzio was hired to coach Miami's tight ends.

Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Vanderbilt filled its opening by hiring Rick Logo to coach the defensive line.

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State coach Dan McCarney hired three assistants, including Brian Schneider, who left UCLA last week (subscription, story is in comments).

Darren Sabedra, Mercury News: Stanford and San Jose State have agreed to move their Sept. 9 game to Spartan Stadium, buying more time for Stanford to finish work on its stadium. Link to Stanford Stadium cam.


dawizofodds said...

Cedar Rapids Gazette

AMES — Iowa State football coach Dan McCarney hired three assistant coaches Thursday and changed the title of another.

Joining McCarney’s staff are UCLA assistant coach Brian Schneider, whose punt return team set an NCAA record averaging 25 yards in 2005, and former Colorado running backs assistant coach Shawn Simms, who previously coached defensive ends at Ohio State and outside linebackers at Miami University.

Schneider will serve as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Simms will coach outside linebackers.

McCarney also added Erik Link, the defensive line coach at Drake last season, as a graduate assistant coach. Cyclone quarterbacks coach Todd Fitch has been promoted to passing game coordinator.

‘‘Brian Schneider’s special teams at UCLA consistently ranked among the nation’s best,’’ McCarney said.
‘‘Shawn Simms has coached in the Big 12, the Big Ten and the Big East Conferences. Both coaches bring exceptional experience to our program.

‘‘Todd Fitch’s work with quarterback Bret Meyer speaks for itself.’’

ben said...

Idaho and BSU's schedules are of the "toughest in the nation."

Some of the funniest shit I've read today.