Saturday, October 07, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: It's an off week for slumping Arizona State, but the big question won't go away: Is quarterback Rudy Carpenter, who has a nation-leading nine interceptions, playing hurt?

Jerry Crowe, Los Angeles Times: Helped by a soft September schedule, Wake Forest is 5-0 for only the third time. On Saturday, the Demon Deacons get their first real test when they play Clemson.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Playing the Oklahoma-Texas game in the Cotton Bowl is a tradition. Unfortunately, the facility is a relic. Barnhouse also has a piece on some coaching decisions that are not that complicated (registration).

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: With each team entering with a loss, the Oklahoma-Texas game is lacking that added spark.

Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Oregon might have competition for the worst uniforms in the land. Washington State fans did not react kindly to the Cougars' throwback uniforms worn against USC.

Paul Buker, Oregonian: A quarterback controversy has split Oregon State fans, but not the team.

Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: How does Pete Carroll convince Emmanuel Moody, a Parade All-American tailback, to join three other Parade All-American tailbacks in the Trojans' 2006 recruiting class?

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