Monday, October 29, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Entering the season's final month, it's time to start speculating on BCS title-game matchups. How about Boston College and Kansas?

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The Big Ten may be down, but Ohio State's stock is way up. The team is 9-0, No. 1 in the BCS and only three more wins from a berth in title game.

Drew Sharp and Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany recently told conference athletic directors that he set a negotiation cut-off date of Nov. 15 in the ongoing battle with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner regarding Big Ten Network distribution.

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: An attorney says Louisiana State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was a victim during a fight involving approximately 20 people early Friday morning. Plus, not everyone at LSU hates Nick Satan, er Saban.

John Henderson, Denver Post: It's time to give the Sun Devil his due. Dennis Erickson has done it again, this time at Arizona State.

Rick Scoppe, Greenville News: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is making another change at quarterback. Blake Mitchell will start against Arkansas.

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's Tim Brewster said he was "disappointed" in Michigan's decision to throw a pass rather than take a knee or call a run on the final play of a 34-10 Wolverine victory.

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Could Major Applewhite be on the short list of candidates to take over at Southern Methodist?

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: With Texas and Kansas the next two Saturdays, Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has a chance to make noise someplace other than YouTube.

John Maher, Austin American Statesman: Schools are sinking more and more money into academic centers, many of which have become flashy enough to be used as recruiting tools.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: The rise of Kansas and Missouri has put the Big 12 North on par with the Big 12 south.

Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Laid out before Florida State is perhaps the most brutal November schedule in the nation.

Terry Frei, Denver Post: Colorado State, not even a hot ticket during the absolute zenith of Sonny Lubick's tenure, has lost every bit of momentum.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: It's time to make coaches stop their angry whining.

Michael Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Colt Brennan of Hawaii needs only three more touchdown passes to topple all-time leader Ty Detmer of Brigham Young.

Deseret Morning News: In case you missed it, Portland State scored 68 points and lost to Weber State, which scored 73.

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