Sunday, November 04, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Tennessean: An announced crowd of 96,197 at Neyland Stadium for Tennessee's game against Louisiana Lafayette was the first crowd less than 100,000 since 1996, ending a streak of 75 games of six-figure home game crowds.

Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State should thank heaven for high-definition television. No less than three crucial calls were overturned in favor of the Tigers on Saturday night.

Vernon Tarver, Columbia State: Anyone who thinks Darren McFadden is out of the Heisman Trophy race needs to think again.

Jeff Smith, Oregonian: Rest easy, Oregon fans. Quarterback Dennis Dixon, this week's expected Heisman frontrunner, suffered only a mild sprain to his left knee in the victory against Arizona State.

Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin fans found a way around not having the Big Ten Network on their cable systems. They bellied up to the bars with satellite dishes.

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Former Colorado and Northwestern coach Gary Barnett said that he would be interested in the opening at Southern Methodist.

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana is all Hepped up after a bowl qualifying victory over Ball State.

Nicholas Spangler, Miami Herald: Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve was arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence and criminal mischief.

Scott Carter, Tampa Tribune: Florida State has been in talks with Colorado about moving next season's game from Tallahassee to Tampa or Jacksonville.

Matthew V. Roberson, Miami Herald: The nation's longest losing streak reached 21 games as Florida International failed to hold a late lead and fell to Arkansas State, 27-24.

Rob Oller, Columbus Dispatch: Former Iowa coach Hayden Fry says the Master Coaches Poll has a distinct advantage over other polls. "Our poll really should be the best poll in college, because in the other polls they've got guys voting who haven't ever put on a jock."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Barnett and SMU? Now THAT'S a great idea (read sarcasm)