Monday, September 11, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee's defense took a beating against Air Force, and starters Justin Harrell (defensive tackle) and Inky Johnson (cornerback) have been lost for the season. Johnson's injury could be career threatening.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says changes are ahead for his struggling offense.

Robbie Neiswanger, Clarion Ledger: It's back to reality for Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron after a humbling loss at Missouri.

Calvin Watkins, Dallas Morning News: The heat is on. Southern Methodist's athletic director has given the old vote of confidence in the ability of coach Phil Bennett (registration).

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: The rats are jumping off the ship at Colorado. Quarterback Brian White, whose claim to fame was leading a touchdown drive against Clemson in the Champs Sports Bowl, is leaving the team (registration).

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's loss at California should rank right up there with getting a root canal.

Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis talks about how his life was shaken by 9-11.

Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times: Texas El Paso coach Mike Price is trying to gather his emotions after a narrow loss to Texas Tech.

Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: A collection of jokes readers submitted for the rivalry between New Mexico and New Mexico State.

South Bend Tribune: A man was arrested on the Notre Dame campus in connection with a ticket counterfeiting scheme.

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