Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Kirk Bohls and Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American Statesman: Southern Methodist has approached Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis about becoming the Mustangs' next coach.

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan's national search for a coach will start at home, with offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and defensive coordinator Ron English expected to be interviewed.

Associated Press: This Bowl Championship Series stuff, they just kind of make it up as they go along, announcing yet another tweak to the system.

Tony Phifer, Coloradoan: Sonny Lubick has made it clear: He wants to return as Colorado State's coach.

Brandon George, Dallas Morning News: Oklahoma says it has the horses to replace the current Boomer and Sooner, the ponies that pull the Schooner onto the field.

Luciana Chavez, Raleigh News & Observer: Duke's Ted Roof predicted before this season that this would be his finest Blue Devil team. But with Duke at 1-10, will he be back in 2008? "Nobody has told me any different," he said.

Emilie Lounsberry, Philadelphia Inquirer: After a five-year legal battle, the public finally may learn what Joe Paterno is paid to coach the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Jason Sipes, Altoona Mirror: A photojournalist explains why he took a shot of a fallen Joe Paterno at Michigan State. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida could be headed to that West Texas Town of El Paso and a date in the Sun Bowl.

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: When Texas A&M goes looking for a coach, Boise State's Chris Petersen should be at the top of the list. For starters, Peterson has done something Dennis Franchione never did at A&M: beat Oklahoma.

Terrance Harris, Houston Chronicle: Buyouts can be tricky — and expensive. Parting ways with a coach usually involves raising money from outside sources.

Mark Berman, Roanoke Times: It looks like Virginia Tech and Virginia can count on going to Miami, Atlanta, Jacksonville or Orlando for a bowl game.

Kyle Nagel, Cox News Service: The Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable are now battling about whether they're actually negotiating.

Lafayette Journal and Courier: Purdue receiver Selwyn Lymon has been dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the squad. Thanks to Mike!

Scott Dochterman, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Governor Chet Culver joined the state's Board of Regents in urging the University of Iowa to follow correct protocol in how it investigates an alleged sexual assault that possibly involved three members of the football team.

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