Friday, September 21, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Greg Stoda, Palm Beach Post: It wasn't the glory days, but Miami provided reason for hope in a dismantling of Texas A&M.

Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas Morning News: What do the Orange Bowl and Dennis Franchione have in common? For both, the days appear to be numbered.

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: A quarterback change at UCLA. Ben Olson won't play against Washington, even as a backup. Patrick Cowan gets the start.

Jeff Rabjohns and Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: If you're not cheating you're not trying. And if you don't think your college coach is cheating, think again.

Christopher Walsh, Tuscaloosa News: Nick Saban, never one to lie, assures reporters he has "never" spied on another team.

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville fans are saying: Bring us the head of Steve Kragthorpe.

B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Leading with the troubles at Notre Dame, plus how Robb Akey is cleaning up the mess left by Dennis Erickson at Idaho.

Patrick Ridgell, Longmont Daily Times-Call: Colorado running back Hugh Charles is in hot water over not disclosing the severity of a hamstring injury before he played against Florida State.

Luis Zaragoza, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida president John Hitt blasted the concession contractor at Bright House Networks Stadium for failing to stock enough bottled water for sale at last Saturday's inaugural game, saying the firm must do better "or their successor will."

Dan Raley, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: The repair and renovation of Husky Stadium, which could begin in 2009 if approved soon, has the potential to be as complicated and costly as any construction project pursued by the Washington athletic department.

Austin American-Statesman: Texas assistant Bruce Chambers described photos on suspended player James Henry's MySpace page as "a great embarrassment."

Jim Lamar, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State freshman Antwane Greenlee remained in a hospital after injuring his neck during a blocking drill.

Iliana Limón, Albuquerque Tribune: New Mexico officials responded to complaints about unruly fans during the Lobos' game against New Mexico State by eliminating standing-room only tickets.

Scott D. Pierce, Deseret Morning News: Television rules, and in terms of Boise State moving to the Mountain West, the Broncos bring little to the table.

Don Day, KTVB: It has come to this in Boise. A 16 year old is making Boise State-themed dog products. With video.

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