Thursday, August 09, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Scott Cacciola, Commercial Appeal: Brent Schaeffer, once heralded by Madman Ed Orgeron as the quarterback who would launch Mississippi into greatness, has been moved to receiver.

Darren Sabedra, San Jose Mercury News: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh took an odd path to hire the man he hopes will rebuild the Cardinal's defense. He went to the Internet.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Miami city manager Pete Hernandez said his ''gut feeling'' is that Miami is inclined to move to Dolphin Stadium, and he told school officials that it likely would be permitted to escape its Orange Bowl lease and move there as early as next season.

Roger Clarkson, Athens Banner-Herald: With kickoffs moved back to the 30 this season, celebration penalties could become costly.

Kyle Tucker, Roanoke Times: Meet Ike Whitaker, an alcoholic and Virginia Tech's backup quarterback.

Brandon George, Dallas Morning News: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is expected to pitch the idea of hosting a future Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game at the Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington during a visit Friday to Stillwater.

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist defensive tackle Charlie Berry, who plays guitar, said music distracted him and probably played a role in his being academically ineligible last season.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Disciplinary action against Arizona defensive end Louis Holmes will be evaluated after his legal issues are resolved, coach Mike Stoops said.

Molly Yanity, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington cornerback Jordan Murchison was arrested and remained in jail for failing to appear for a felony assault charge.

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: Former Texas safety Robert Joseph, who was arrested twice this summer, had several brushes with the law before he became a Longhorn.

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