Sunday, April 23, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal: A meaningless spring game drew 63,649 at Ohio State. Freshman running back Chris Wells didn't disappoint, leading all rushers with 48 yards in 11 carries (registration). Link to page with video.

Brian Vanochten, Grand Rapids Press: The excitement is building at Notre Dame, which drew a record 41,279 for its spring scrimmage.

Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun: A quarterback controversy at Florida? Freshman Tim Tebow outplayed senior Chris Leak in the spring finale.

Greg Hansen, Arizona Republic: For the first time since 1998, it is clear that Arizona is nicely positioned to be a winner.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Isaiah Stanback solidified his hold on the quarterback job in Washington's spring finale.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The good news at Georgia Tech's spring game came off the field. Cornerback Jahl Woods-Daniels should be healthy by the fall (registration).

Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers tailback Ray Rice made it look quick and easy in the spring game.

Walt Moody, Centre Daily Times: Penn State thinks it has found a quarterback in Anthony Morelli, who looked sharp in rainy conditions.

John Shipley, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Minnesota has settled one thing: It has a center, Tony Brinkhaus, to replace departed Outland winner Greg Eslinger (registration).

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: If there is one player Wisconsin can't afford to lose, it is quarterback John Stocco.

Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State drew 15,000, and although the Cowboys appear to be improved, costly mistakes continue to slow progress (registration). Plus a video report.

Anthony Hanshew, Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Marshall fans turned out in record numbers to watch the spring scrimmage.

Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: Indiana has problems. The Hoosiers' athletic facilities are in serious need of renovation.

Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times: Joe Ayoob seemed to make the biggest move of the quarterback candidates at California, which has installed a new offense that includes spread tactics.

Howard Richman, Kansas City Star: Dylan Meier didn't look like a quarterback who missed the 2005 season because of shoulder surgery to the 31,875 at Kansas State's finale (registration).


fun160 said...

A meaningless spring game drew 63,649 at Ohio State.

Don't ever tell a college football fan the spring game is "meaningless"! It's a long time between New Year's Day and Labor Day!

Pete said...

Rumor coming out of tuscaloosa is that Tide fans set a capacity record today for A-Day coming in over 93,000.