Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis said quarterback Jimmy Clausen showed "bad judgment" and was in the "wrong place at the wrong time" when he was cited for transporting alcohol as a minor.

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Clemson announced a long-anticipated "equity plan." The best tickets in Memorial Stadium will now require a minimum donation of $700.

Lindsay Jones, Palm Beach Post: Lou Holtz, who hired Urban Meyer as receivers coach at Notre Dame in 1996, was a guest of Meyer at Florida's practice.

Barry Jackson, Miami Herald: Miami is expected to announce Tuesday that it plans to leave the Orange Bowl for Dolphin Stadium.

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: Quarterback Matt Simms, one Louisville's most celebrated recruits this offseason, will redshirt.

Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Allegations raised by former Hawaii player Ian Sample, which included a claim that school officials and players manipulated NCAA-mandated drug tests, were called "absolutely a lie" by coach June Jones.

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Two Iowa players were charged with felony theft and suspended indefinitely from the team after allegedly stealing two credit cards last May and spending more than $2,000 on apparel and other items.

Sara Ganim, Centre Daily Times: A Centre County judge dismissed all but two charges against Penn State's Anthony Scirrotto after ruling that no evidence shows Scirrotto instigated an April 1 melee at a State College apartment.

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Florida State has a deal pending to play Air Force in Orlando's Citrus Bowl in 2012.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Arizona State transfer Sam Keller has been named Nebraska's starting quarterback.

Carl DuBois, Baton Rouge Advocate: What team does Alabama resemble? Oddly enough, it's Louisiana State.

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