Friday, November 30, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Bill Mayer, Lawrence Journal-World: The 2007 records of the five coaches who did not play college football: Kansas' Mark Mangino (11-1), Texas Tech's Mike Leach (8-4), Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione (8-4), Navy's Paul Johnson (7-4 to date) and Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlie Weis (3-9).

Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: After a long legal battle, Joe Paterno's salary is public. The Penn State coach will earn a surprisingly low $512,664 in 2007.

Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: Having covered Lee Corso's 1976 Indiana team for the Indiana Daily Student, he's not surprised Corso made it big in television.

Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Two suspended Texas players were indicted by a grand jury for their alleged roles in a July robbery.

John McClain, Houston Chronicle: Recent history shows that athletic directors who dip into the NFL to find head coaches are taking a risk. Sometimes that risk is not worth taking.

Brian Davis, Dallas Morning News: The newspaper has obtained all of Dennis Franchione's VIP Newsletters that Texas A&M officials have collected. To view all the PDF files, click here.

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: It appears the Pacific 10 officiating and replay crew at the Notre Dame-Stanford game blew a call.

Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News: A lot of things have to happen, but Michigan and Louisiana State could meet in the Capital One Bowl.

Larry Brown Sports: Granny Holtz blames the irresponsible Internet for turning up the heat on coaches. Brown's comment: "It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to be a blogger. You got analysts and prominent media members out there bashing you left and right, creating a constant struggle."

Tess Hollis, Auburn Plainsman: A Birmingham jeweler is playing damage control for an "offensive" Auburn advertisement that ran in the Birmingham News. Thanks to UWire.

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: In the end, Louisville found passion and a running game. It resulted in a victory against Rutgers.

Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky fans who were arrested after they stormed the Commonwealth Stadium field to celebrate the Wildcats' victory against Louisiana State will not face trespassing charges.

Mick McGrane, San Diego Union-Tribune: Bronco Mendenhall is the best coach you've never heard of, restoring Brigham Young as the premier team in the Mountain West.

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