Friday, March 31, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: Mark Sanchez may have won the battle to replace Matt Leinart as USC's quarterback after it was announced that John David Booty will undergo surgery for a herniated disk in his back.

John Supinie, Peoria Journal Star: Ed Zaunbrecher worked one day of spring practice as quarterbacks coach at Illinois, then quit to take a position at Purdue.

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: A jury ruled in favor of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino in a lawsuit brought against him by a former player.

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State, a team regarded among the favorites to win the national title, begins spring drills.

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech will be switching to FieldTurf as the surface at Jones Stadium, which has had some form of AstroTurf for the last 36 seasons.

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: The battle for the quarterback job at Arizona State has the potential to turn ugly.

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