Thursday, October 19, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Here's one thing that can cover Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson. It's called insurance (registration).

Bob Thomas, Florida Times-Union: Atlantic Coast Conference teams can do more than brawl. They have some of the best kickers in the land (registration).

Mobile Press-Register: The Southeastern Conference sent a written warning to Auburn for blaring music between plays during the game against Florida.

Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: It's looking more and more like Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan's injured left foot and ankle could keep him on the sidelines against Florida State.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: The story of Clemson cornerback Ray Ray McElrathbey and his 11-year-old brother is headed for — you guessed it — "Oprah."

Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina, which plays at Virginia on Thursday night, has options regarding the future of coach John Bunting. And if it fires Bunting, who might be in line to get the job? (registration).

Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Pac-10 notebook. UCLA's Patrick Cowan is the latest conference quarterback to be silenced.

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: Another USC player is in trouble. Linebacker Rey Maualuga was disciplined after becoming aggressive at a fraternity party.

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