Friday, November 23, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Zach West, Oklahoman: Oklahoma remains the team of choice among the estimated 300,000 Hispanics now living in the state.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Firing Greg Robinson could cost Syracuse roughly $3 million. That'll cover the buyout of his contract (two years left) plus severance pay for assistant coaches and various legal bills.

Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News: Why he loves the BCS and why you should love it, too.

Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: There were some truths concealed in a false rumor about Louisville's Steve Kragthorpe leaving to take over at Southern Methodist.

Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: Butch Davis, whose team is 3-8, got a one-year extension and a $291,000 raise. North Carolina officials said the new deal had nothing to do with rumors of Arkansas trying to lure Davis.

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express News: Texas' Mack Brown used to be known as "Mack the Nice." No more.

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