Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Person, Columbia State: Rob DeBoer has agreed to step down as South Carolina’s sideline reporter while embroiled in a federal lawsuit that alleges the former Gamecock player marketed an online music retailer that a judge called a "classic pyramid scheme."

Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle: Jerrod Butler, a Houston offensive lineman who collapsed during a workout on Monday, remains in stable condition at Methodist Hospital.

Tom Kensler, Denver Post: Colorado coach Dan Hawkins canceled Tuesday's practice and replaced it with a trip to the paintball center.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: With the hiring of Nick Saban, has the pendulum already shifted and is there anything Tommy Tuberville and Auburn can really do about it?

Frank Dascenzo, Durham Herald-Sun: Thirty-one losses and three wins later, not to mention a 20-game losing streak dating to Sept. 24, 2005, Duke's Ted Roof is feeling the heat.

Joe Perez, Norwich Bulletin: Connecticut coach Randy Edsall, long viewed as a coach on the rise, could be on the hotseat.

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Make him the czar of college football and he would take away freshmen eligibility.

Kyle Whitfield, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State sold a record 68,230 season tickets, the third year in a row the team has set a record.

Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Former Michigan State and Louisville coach John L. Smith has been hired by the St. Louis Rams to do advance scouting.

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Will all this quarterback secrecy pay off for Crewcut Charlie Weis and Notre Dame?

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana players will be have a reminder of late coach Terry Hoeppner on their jerseys and helmets.

Eric Lacy, Detroit News: Here are five of the most significant athletic facility improvements completed, underway or planned at college campuses across the country.

Nick Zaccardi, Commercial Appeal: Bob Toledo likes a challenge, and he has one in trying to resurrect Tulane.

Brad Rock, Deseret Morning News: Funny story about Brigham Young fan Brennen Thorne purchasing a new truck only to be given license plates that carried the inscription "441 UTE."

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