Monday, June 04, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Georgia was voted as having the most difficult non-conference schedule by a panel of 12 voters at the Southeastern Conference spring meetings.

Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: Presidents and chancellors of the SEC rejected the idea of pursuing a national playoff system, but will instead turn their efforts to tweaking the Bowl Championship Series.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Notes from the SEC meetings, including word that the conference is in discussions about creating a TV network.

Scott Cain, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas fans are lined up for luxury boxes. There is a waiting list of nearly 200 for Reynolds Razorback Stadium suites.

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado unveiled new uniforms that have reflective fabric on the jersey numerals.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Miami officials now say a decision on moving to Dolphin Stadium from the Orange Bowl won't be made until later this summer.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida running back Ricky Ponton, who was suspended for six games last season for a violation of team rules, will transfer. Junior starting safety Danny Verpaele has been ruled ineligible for the 2007 season.

John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: Texas coach Mack Brown gave little indication of what discipline, if any, defensive end Henry Melton would face after his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Louisville Courier-Journal: Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan won't speculate what action he might take should ailing coach Terry Hoeppner be unable to return to the team before summer practice.


Penn State Football said...

Georgia is playing two five-loss teams (one of which graduated the #2 pick in the NFL draft), a six-loss team, and a I-AA team that went 2-9...and that's the toughest non-con schedule in the SEC? Yikes!

Coach Fred said...

The Alabama Crimson Tide are showing lots of pride in their team right now. They are paying their new coach Nick Saban more than any other coach in the nation. And they had over 92,000 fans show up for their spring game this year. Expectations are high in Tuscaloosa, Al right now.