Saturday, November 25, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

BCS Guru: A primer on how Saturday's games will impact the Bowl Championship Series rankings.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Rutgers coach Greg Schiano tops the list of candidates to replace the fired Larry Coker at Miami (registration).

Eric Lacy, Detroit News: Central Michigan has offered a four-year contract extension to coach Brian Kelly, who is being courted by Iowa State and Michigan State.

David Birkett, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun: Despite the interest, Michigan State has yet to offer a contract to Central Michigan's Brian Kelly.

Richard Croome, Byron-College Station Eagle: Critics of Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione are in for a tough time after the Aggies upset Texas.

Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: The result confirms the obvious: Texas wasn't good enough on either side of the ball (registration).

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State decked Arkansas, but was it enough to get the Tigers into a BCS game?

John Canzano, Oregonian: Oregon coach Mike Bellotti bailed on his players with the game on the line against Oregon State.

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: At the right time in all the right situations, Nebraska played Colorado for fools — and the Buffaloes fell hard for most of the foolery.

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: It's Notre Dame and USC, and a little fertilizer helps this grass story grow and grow.

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