Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: The rats are jumping off the ship. Konrad Reuland became the third top 100 prospect from Notre Dame's vaunted sophomore class to leave the team in the past three months.

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: Notre Dame has been big and fat and successful for so long in football that this current fall from grace has all the haters loving it.

Luciana Chavez, Raleigh News & Observer: Duke offensive linemen are wearing T-shirts with "The Bodygaurds" printed on the front, honoring their improved pass protection for quarterback Thad Lewis.

Iliana Limón, Albuquerque Tribune: New Mexico receiver Marcus Smith, whose mother died Sept. 15, learned he must pay $6,000 for her funeral, money he doesn't have. A fund has been set up to help cover the costs.

Dirk Facer, Deseret Morning News: Utah beats UCLA, 44-6, then falls at Nevada Las Vegas, 27-0. What is going on with the Utes?

Dick Harmon, Deseret Morning News: The good, the bad and the overrated in college football.

Mike Miller, Capital Times: Two Wisconsin fans were arrested on disorderly conduct charges during Saturday's game against Iowa. The couple reportedly engaged in intercourse in a stall in a women's restroom and were arrested during the second quarter. Thanks to EDSBS.

Rick Scoppe, Greenville News: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier said the Southeastern Conference’s head of officials told him the officials erred in spotting the ball before his team’s failed attempt on a fourth-and-one play against Louisiana State.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina's top defensive player, linebacker Jasper Brinkley, is done for the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee.

Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa Times: Nick Saban doesn't want Alabama fans to shower opposing players with garbage.

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: Ben Olson, who sat out the victory against Washington, will return as the starting quarterback for UCLA at Oregon State.

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan quarterback Chad Henne, who strained his right knee in the first half against Oregon, has been cleared to play again.

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan declared himself physically fit to play in Saturday's game at Nevada.

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