Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota running back Gary Russell, who ran for 18 touchdowns in 2005 then was dismissed from school last winter because of academic shortcomings, won't be returning to the team this fall.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson offensive lineman Roman Fry was driving the Jet Ski that struck and killed an assistant track coach Saturday.

Bradley Olson, Baltimore Sun: The rape trial of Lamar Owens, Navy's standout quarterback in 2005, is set to begin (registration).

Andy Staples, Tampa Tribune: To build Florida Field from scratch today would cost an estimated $300 million. In 1930, building the facility cost $118,000.

Jeffrey Martin, Wichita Eagle: A former Kansas State offensive lineman apparently will continue his career at South Florida.

Associated Press: The addition of a 12th game could mark the beginning of the end for quarterback clubs, which seek coaches to speak at their regular meetings in the fall.

Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Running back Torrie Coleman, one of the top recruits of 2005 for Nevada Las Vegas, is transferring, possibly to Oregon State.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Is Miami's Larry Coker in trouble? Two Miami trustees indicate that it would take a disastrous season for Coker to be fired.

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