Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Conley, Commercial Appeal: Alabama booster Logan Young, who was convicted last year of paying a high school coach $150,000 to ensure that prospect Albert Means signed with the Crimson Tide, was killed in his home. His son, Logan Young III, was detained for questioning (registration).

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Antonio Bass, a do-it-all offensive performer for Michigan, is likely out for the 2006 season because of knee surgery.

Joe LaPointe, New York Times: Another piece on the controversy surrounding the potential addition of "elite seats" to Michigan Stadium (registration).

Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal: ACL surgery has come a long way in 15 years. Just ask Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: USC coach Pete Carroll said there will be surprises when he releases his depth chart this week.

Tom FitzGerald, San Francisco Chronicle: Because of a change in rules, teams adding a 12th game to the schedule have often opted to find a cupcake opponent.

Sagar Parikh, Daily Bruin: UCLA coach Karl Dorrell has reinstated kicker Justin Medlock, who was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle: Texas A&M showed some offensive firepower during its spring game, but the defense still looks suspect.

Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Officials at the New Orleans Bowl are happy to no longer be leading off the postseason lineup. The game has been moved to Dec. 22. The GMAC Bowl, on Dec. 20, will kick off the postseason.

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