Sunday, November 25, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow fractured a bone in his non-throwing right hand during the victory against Florida State.

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Houston Nutt was fiery when asked about his job status. If he resigns, he would lose about $2.5 million in deferred money and a bonus, meaning a negotiated settlement is likely.

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado State is negotiating a departure deal with longtime coach Sonny Lubick.

Tony Phifer, Coloradoan: Ohio's Frank Solich and Buffalo's Turner Gill top the list of possible successors to Lubick.

John Miller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A look at the strongest candidates to replace Dennis Franchione at Texas A&M.

Scott Cacciola, Commercial Appeal: Could Franchione resurface at Mississippi, which fired Madman Ed Orgeron?

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Despite a 10-loss season, it appears Greg Robinson will return as Syracuse coach.

Craig Smith, Seattle Times: Washington State athletic director Jim Sterk says no decision has been made on whether Bill Doba will return as coach, but he did acknowledge that if a change is made, former Cougar coach Mike Price is a potential candidate.

Bryan Strickland, Durham Herald-Sun: Duke's Ted Roof expects to learn in the next two days if he'll be back to coach the Blue Devils.

Bill Reiter, Kansas City Star: The Missouri-Kansas game turned into a scalper's dream, with prices out of control.

Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Two weeks ago, Oregon was No. 2 in Bowl Championship Series standings. Now the Ducks' hopes of participating in a BCS game are finished.

Darren Sabedra, San Jose Mercury News: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh blew off the media after his team lost to Notre Dame.

John Rohde, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State's regular season ended like it began. The Cowboys got mashed up front by a more physical opponent.

Honolulu Advertiser: Boise State president Robert Kustra said the Broncos have a geographical attraction to the Mountain West Conference but, for the moment, are intent upon "improving the quality of the Western Athletic Conference."

Clark Spencer, Miami Herald: Florida International extended its nation's-longest losing streak to 23 consecutive games.

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