Monday, April 17, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Jeff D'Alessio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It's clear coaches could brush up on the NCAA rules book given the number "secondary violations" that continue to occur (registration).

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Don't expect much in the way of changes to the bowl championship series formula, SEC commissioner Mike Slive says.

Bob Holt, Northwest Arkansas Times: There was plenty of offense on display as Arkansas concluded its drills.

Eric Pratt, Fort Dodge Messenger: Iowa State coach Dan McCarney is sick of critics saying that he continues to crank out mediocre teams.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: So much for coach Dan Hawkins' new offense at Colorado. The attack sputtered during the spring game (registration).

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Cut to the Chase. It was quarterback Chase Daniel to receiver Chase Coffman during Missouri's finale.

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: It's not often you say Texas Tech and defense in the same sentence, but the offense could not get rolling in a 16-0 game.

John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Will Michigan rebound from last season's 7-5 effort? The final workout provided no answers.

Doug Lesmeries, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State's Tyson Gentry remained hospitalized after having surgery for a serious neck injury.

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami's defense was the story of the day during the spring scrimmage. Coach Larry Coker acknowledged the offense has a lot of work to do (registration).

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Rudy Carpenter, the backup quarterback, was nothing short of spectacular in Arizona State's spring finale.

Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant: Connecticut reinstated running backs coach Terry Richardson, who was arrested Feb. 22 on charges stemming from an incident with his 15-year-old stepdaughter.

Karen Crouse, New York Times: Terrific feature on former Virginia tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, who is expected to be selected among the top four picks of the NFL draft (registration).

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