Monday, November 26, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star: Tom Osborne asked for and was granted permission to approach Buffalo coach Turner Gill about becoming Nebraska's next coach. Louisiana State athletic director Bo Pelini was interviewed Sunday in Baton Rouge.

Craig Smith, Seattle Times: Washington State is expected to announce Monday whether it is hanging out the "help wanted" sign for a coach or sticking with Bill Doba.

Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: The Southeastern Conference race reveals the flaws in the Bowl Championship Series system.

Greg Stoda, Palm Beach Post: What a fabulous college football season. Too bad the BCS is about to ruin it.

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The prospect of a Cinderella BCS matchup between West Virginia and Missouri seems to have traditionalists aghast. They need to get over it.

Norman Chad: The BCS is a crock — who doesn't know that? Next.

Terrance Harris, Houston Chronicle: Arkansas and Texas A&M are talking about playing in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium.

Bob Thomas, Florida Times-Union: Florida State's Bobby Bowden says the Seminoles are lacking in talent.

Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: Is Fresno State back? The Bulldogs' confidence is soaring after a victory against Kansas State.

Bryan Strickland, Durham Herald-Sun: Mike Krzyzewski on Duke football: "For any sport, Duke should not play a sport where our goal is to be competitive. We shouldn't field a team for that. We should field teams only where our goal is to win and win with class and dignity. If it's just to be competitive, we shouldn't fund that program."

Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun: Baltimore, which plays host to Saturday's Army-Navy game, could be among 15 cities bidding to play host to future games between the teams.

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