Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Scott Cacciola and Tom Bailey Jr., Commercial Appeal: Good and bad news for Mississippi. Former Texas quarterback Jevan Snead is transferring to Oxford, but a Rebel recruit is facing charges that include intent to sell or distribute the drug Ecstasy.

Norm Wood, Daily Press: Virginia Tech quarterback Ike Whitaker is entering treatment "for alcohol-related issues" and will miss the team's trip to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: Who is Jeff Jagodzinski? The Green Bay Packer offensive coordinator will be named Boston College's coach on Tuesday.

Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review Journal: Oregon says its win over Oklahoma was diminished because of the stir created by two controversial officiating decisions.

John Moredich, Tucson Citizen: Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama, who suffered three concussions this season, has been cleared to play in 2007, but Wildcat junior running back Chis Henry plans to turn pro.

Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: New Mexico coach Rocky Long is trying to minimize the fallout from a recruit being shot outside an Albuquerque strip club during an official visit.

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Idaho athletic director Rob Spear, who lost his prized hire in Dennis Erickson, might need another miracle to keep his job.

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