Thursday, June 01, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Thayer Evans, New York Times: Jimmy Clausen, the hotshot quarterback recruit who plans to attend Notre Dame, is trying his hand at recruiting (registration).

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Those upper east-side bleachers at Folsom Field? Colorado players are going to become very familiar with them.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Florida coach Urban Meyer, at the SEC spring meetings, left without speaking to South Carolina counterpart Steve Spurrier.

Brett Hait, The City Paper: Former Arizona quarterback Richard Kovalcheck will transfer to Vanderbilt and be eligible to play this fall.

Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt is holding his own on the recruiting trail, even with three BCS bowl teams within three hours of the Pitt campus (thanks to the great Ben Maller for the above two links).

Gregg Hennigan, Iowa City Press-Citizen: A 12-foot bronzed statue of Nile Kinnick, Iowa's only Heisman winner, will be in place at — you guessed it, Kinnick Stadium — for the Hawkeyes' opener against Montana.

Todd Henrichs, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska, which has sold out every home game since 1962, had to turn down requests from 8,000 fans who hoped to get one of the 6,500 seats that were recently added to Memorial Stadium.

Oklahoman: Oklahoma starting quarterback Rhett Bomar was sentenced to six months of probation after pleading guilty to charges of minor in possession of alcohol (registration).

Arizona Republic: A Spanish radio station will begin broadcasting Arizona State games this fall.

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron said he's still waiting to see if junior college quarterback Brent Schaeffer, the Rebels' projected starter this fall, has graduated from his California junior college (registration).

Chris Low, Tennessean: Another season like 2005 could put Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer out of work despite a hefty $4.3 million buyout.

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