Friday, November 03, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: This should be interesting. Viewers of Saturday's Texas-Oklahoma State game on TBS will be treated to an almost commercial-free broadcast (registration).

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Former Miami receiver Michael Irvin says that coach Larry Coker should be replaced at the end of the season (registration).

Ron Morris, Columbia State: A "GameDay" embarrassment, debris thrown on the field during a loss to Tennessee and a Southeastern Conference crackdown on the rooster crow over the public address system. It has not been the best of weeks for South Carolina.

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State president T.K. Wetherell says "we're not going to hire [Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator] Norm Chow" to replace Bobby Bowden.

Maurice Patton, Tennessean: The new clock rules are resulting in shorter games and a decrease in rushing yardage in SEC games, coaches say.

Mark Berman, Roanoke Times: Clemson officials do not want to press charges against a Tiger fan who hit coach Tommy Bowden with a mini glass liquor bottle during the loss at Virginia Tech.

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The must-read conference calls. A look at the championship races in the 11 I-A conferences (registration).

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Rookie mistakes. Chuck Long's first season as San Diego State coach has been an endless line of kinks.

Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Pac-10 notebook. USC has competition in its quest for a dynasty. Ohio State's five-year run looks to be equal with the Trojans' recent accomplishments.

Lansing State Journal: John L. Smith talks about Michigan State's decision to fire him as coach and his tenure at the school.

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