Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Billy Witz, L.A. Daily News: Former USC tailback Reggie Bush said his family "did absolutely nothing wrong" by living in a house owned by Michael Michaels, who allegedly was trying to get Bush to sign with a fledgling marketing and contract agency.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The bowl championship series is going through another makeover with the implementation of "double hosting." (registration)

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former Wisconsin tailback Booker Stanley and suspended cornerback Antonio Freeman have inquired about transferring to Wisconsin Whitewater. Thanks to Ben Maller for finding this.

Karen Crouse, New York Times: The appeal of former USC quarterback Matt Leinart? He is comfortable in Fred Segal, a clothing store on trendy Melrose Avenue, or Taco Bell (registration).

Kent Somers, Arizona Republic: The impact of players from American Samoa and Tonga continues to rise in college and the NFL.

Terry Bannon, Chicago Tribune: Northwestern coach Randy Walker, who agreed to a contract extension through 2011, is still looking for a successor to quarterback Brett Basanez (registration).

Mark Schlabach, Washington Post: Former Virginia tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was a lightly regarded prospect coming out of high school. Now he could be the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft (registration).

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