Sunday, March 05, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Vincent Bonsignore, L.A. Daily News: Quarterback Ben Olson's crisp play was the story of UCLA's first spring scrimmage.

Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor coach Guy Morriss is fired up and ready to install the spread offense during spring drills.

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: New Colorado coach Dan Hawkins has already won over the players with his decision to move conditioning drills to afternoons as opposed to the 6 a.m. sessions conducted under Gary Barnett.

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Tailback Ramonce Taylor won't be part of Texas' spring drills. He has been "excused" to concentrate on academics (registration).

Bill Sanders, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Clemson will arguably have two of the top receivers in the ACC this fall (registration).

Chip Towers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia needs to find a quarterback and has four candidates to replace D.J. Shockley (registration).

Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State has plenty of job openings on offense and defense and several qualified candidates.

Ryan Callahan, Tennessean: There will be plenty of demands made of Tennessee offensive linemen, including dropping weight.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska lost three linebackers to injury in 2005, but the players are back and ready to roll.

The Onion: The satire site takes on the Vince Young Wonderlic controversy, asking if the former Texas quarterback is smart enough to play in the NFL.

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