Saturday, September 22, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Laura Maggi, Times-Picayune: Tulane running back and kick Ray Boudreaux was arrested and booked with five counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a stabbing on Bourbon Street last weekend that left five people wounded, including a man who remains in critical condition.

Jake Trottter, Oklahoman: Does Oklahoma have a weakness? Despite a 62-21 victory at Tulsa, it appears the Sooners have a leaky pass defense.

Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Florida State and Alabama each stand to receive profits of $2 million or more for their Sept. 29 game at Jacksonville.

Sally Jenkins, Washington Post: The BCS is simply not built to accommodate the proliferation of so many good teams; it has always been a piece of staged chicanery, but now it has been shown as badly outmoded, too.

Jim Burlew and Jim Lamar, Tallahassee Democrat: Two Florida State players, including the Seminoles' second-leading tackler, were arrested and suspended from the team after a bar fight.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Did Oklahoma's Bob Stoops suggest that Louisiana State — coached then by Nick Saban — spy on the Sooners before the 2004 Sugar Bowl?

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Lou Holtz swears he’s not contractually obligated to love the Notre Dame program in its dark moments, just as he isn’t scripted to necessarily disagree with ESPN colleague Mark May.

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