Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Fans say Syracuse needs to pay attention to detail when it comes to the new Block S on the team's helmets. Plus, coach Greg Robinson is upset with his team.

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville receivers Scott Long and Chris Vaughn, who were arrested last year after driving around downtown Louisville shooting a paintball rifle at people, promise that their troubles are behind them.

Mike Pramik and Molly Willow, Columbus Dispatch: Time Warner Cable might show Ohio State's opener against Youngstown State, even though the cable company hasn't reached an agreement with the Big Ten Network. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Look who's smiling now! Jim Harbaugh's comments that Michigan cuts academic corners has to have brought a smile to the face of SEC commissioner Mike Slive.

Alex Abrams, Morning News: Arkansas receiver Marcus Monk is out four to six weeks after arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee.

Baton Rouge Advocate: Ryan Perrilloux, Louisiana State's embattled sophomore quarterback, was pulled from media day after briefly talking with reporters.

Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona continues to have success luring players from Hawaii.

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Texas Christian's secret to success? It might be that the Horned Frogs recruit players from small towns.

Scott Cacciola, Commercial Appeal: Linebacker Chris Strong, who was provisionally admitted to Mississippi last week, has already made a big impression with the coaching staff.

Frank Dascenzo, Durham Herald Sun: Here are 10 games in the opening week that you don't want to miss.

Amy Weaver, Opelika-Auburn News: Former Auburn president William Walker, 69, died. He made the mistake of taking a late-night flight with athletic director David Housel to Louisville to talk with Bobby Petrino about his interest in becoming the Tigers' coach in 2003 and going behind Tommy Tuberville's back. Thanks to Greg.

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