Friday, August 10, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: The NCAA declined to reconsider its ban on text messaging and instant messaging as a recruiting tool.

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: Here is the rap on each of the coaches in the Big 12 South.

Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal and Courier: Purdue receiver Selwyn Lymon said he has recovered from an offseason stabbing and is ready to contribute.

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: There is a winner in the dispute between cable companies and the Big Ten Network. Bar owners with DirecTV are ready to cash in on the impasse.

Scott D. Pierce, Deseret Morning News: Judging by the mountain of email, fans are still upset about The mtn.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: It appears Nick Saban is scooping up all the talent in Alabama.

Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: No excuses this year, says Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom.

Eric Prisbell, Washington Post: Did you know that Hawaii's Colt Brennan threw for more yards last year than Michigan's Chad Henne and Ohio State's Troy Smith combined. And Brennan did it in fewer attempts.

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State would be wise to embrace a trip to China to play Oregon.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego coach Chuck Long, who arrived with a "win now" speech, has lowered his expectations after a 3-9 campaign in 2006.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Responding quickly to Steve Spurrier’s scathing comments, South Carolina officials could recommend changes to the school’s special admission process for athletes as soon as September.

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