Sunday, October 14, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Danny Nutt did not resign his employment at the University of Arkansas when he stepped down as running backs coach July 16 and is drawing his annual salary of $145,000 while on sick leave.

John Rhode, Oklahoman: Did Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops fail a math exam during the Sooners' victory against Missouri?

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia's Mark Richt said he apologized to Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson after Bulldog players stomped on the Commodores logo after Saturday's game.

Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron flung his arms dismissively in the direction of referee Penn Wagers and debris was thrown onto the field when a video review overturned a 44-yard completion by the Rebels with seven seconds left in a 27-24 loss to Alabama.

Gary Bedore, Lawrence Journal-World: Did Kanass, er Kansas, run it up against Baylor?

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M radio personality Tom Turbiville had better get ready for a few more headaches like the ones he used to get in the early 1990s when he and then Aggie defensive coordinator Tommy Tuberville occasionally got each other's mail by accident.

Jeff Rice and Guy Cipriano, Centre Daily Times: Penn State's Joe Paterno was visibly upset when asked about the status of suspended tailback Austin Scott, who has been charged with rape. "I'm not gonna even make a comment on that. And I'm annoyed. Simple as that."

Tim Prister, Indianapolis Star: Notre Dame's excessive celebration penalty after an interception return for a touchdown helped spark Boston College's offense.

Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: Are athletes at Purdue and Indiana looking for an easy ride by majoring in organizational leadership and supervision and general studies? The evidence says yes, the schools say no.

Mark Berman, Roanoke Times: It there was an award for crowd of the week, it would certainly go to the fans at Virginia's Scott Stadium.

Tony Phifer, Coloranoan: Fans of Colorado State had to brave a 45-minute lightning delay, icy, wind-driven rain, ankle-deep mud in the parking lots and another Ram loss.

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: Michigan's Lloyd Carr was cranky after his team's 48-21 victory over Purdue, accusing John Heuser of the Ann Arbor News of asking too many questions.

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