Sunday, May 28, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Mark your calendar for Sept. 2. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier will be making the first of two trips to Florida Field.

Mark Bradley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: With the glossy magazines already dotting the newsstands, there's no better time to take a long-range look at what will happen this fall (registration).

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Maybe Alabama coach Mike Shula could take a lesson from Auburn counterpart Tommy Tuberville on how to address the arrest of linebacker Juwan Simpson.

Blaine Newnham, Seattle Times: Former Washington coach Don James, aka the Dawgfather, says getting out of the business probably saved his life.

Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Running back Nate Ilaoa became the second Hawaii player to be granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former Wisconsin tailback Booker Stanley is back in jail.

Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times: L.A. has UCLA and USC, so who needs an NFL franchise? The billionaire NFL owners, that's who.

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Receiver Mike Jones, the star of Arizona State's spring game, is making quite an impression on the baseball field.

Doug Binder, Oregonian: Tyler Krieg, a two-year starter on Duke's offensive line, is one of the first players to take advantage of the new transfer rule for players who have earned a degree. He has transferred to California and will be eligible this fall.

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