Friday, October 20, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A collection of information and observations on this week's games (registration).

David Davis, Los Angeles Times: Thirty-six years after USC played an unintegrated Alabama team, authors are still trying to gauge what kind of effect the game had on race relations in the South.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Jim Harbaugh and Chuck Long together again? Almost. The former Big Ten quarterbacks are coaching in the same city. Thanks to Mary!

Joe Henderson, Tampa Tribune: Do you know the way to Poplarville, Miss? College coaches do. It's one of the nation's leading football factories.

Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: Florida's Urban Meyer is upset because the Gators were limited to only 45 plays in the loss to Auburn (registration).

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia is out of the top 25 for the first time in five years. Here is why the Bulldogs have slipped (registration).

Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: The first Bowl Championship Series standings set up several scenarios that could once again bring shame to the system.

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan has unveiled its plans to renovate the Big House.

Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia can set a team record of 14 consecutive victories if it wins Friday night at Connecticut.

Kevin Gorman, Tribune-Review: The Big East got rid of two headaches when bad boys Miami and Virginia Tech moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

David Woods, Indianapolis Star: Ball State and other Mid-American teams are doing all they can to draw fans to games.

Scott Cacciola, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi's Ed Orgeron is gambling with his playcalling in an attempt to get the Rebels out of their funk (registration).

Peter Hockaday, Casper Star-Tribune: Mountain West notebook. Parity means Texas Christian can climb back in the conference race.

Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: Romance helped keep Arizona quarterback Kris Heavner on the team.

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