Friday, June 02, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina and North Carolina State appear close to an agreement for a home-and-home series in 2008-09.

Charles Chandler, Charlotte Observer: Shhhh. Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis and his staff have been spending the week in Charlotte and exchanging information with Carolina Panther coaches.

Tom Kensler, Denver Post: Colorado State has backed out of a 2008 game against USC. So is 'British Columbia School for Girls' next on the Rams' schedule?

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: If you believe the hype, freshmen quarterbacks Tim Tebow, Matthew Stafford and Mitch Mustain will become SEC superstars (registration).

Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: SEC coaches are up in arms over a transfer rule that allows fifth-year players with a degree to transfer and become immediately eligible.

Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: But those same SEC coaches are fired up over the opportunity to challenge an official's call (registration).

Chuck Finder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: It appears that salary is not the driving reason behind a stalemate in contract negotiations between West Virginia and coach Rich Rodriguez.

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