Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: We know one of the Heisman finalists. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel leaked the secret, saying quarterback Chase Daniel had been invited to New York.

The Warriors Will Throw: And we know another Heisman finalist. Hawaii's Colt Brennan is headed to the ceremony, according to June Jones.

Ryan Gorcey, Daily Cal: California quarterback Nate Longshore suffered a chipped bone in an ankle in a midseason game against Oregon State and continued to play. The injury was kept secret by Jeff Tedford. Thanks to Rob!

Fan Blogs: How Western Athletic Conference coaches pimped their votes for bowl money.

Moisekapenda Bower, Houston Chronicle: Players make coaches, so it doesn't seem right that the real losers in the coaching carousel often are the athletes.

Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: The good news for Arizona's Mike Stoops is that he didn't get fired. The bad news is that he needs to put a winner on the field in 2008 or he will be fired.

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Could the Big 12 have protected Missouri in the Bowl Championship Series selection process, mandating that a major bowl take the second-highest-rated league team if there was to be an at-large selection? The answer is no.

Matt Gamewell and Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas is not about to apologize for its schedule. And why should it? The Jayhawks are playing in the Orange Bowl.

Brad Rock, Deseret Morning News: Does Brigham Young join the movement and schedule creampuffs to enhance its chances of playing in a BCS game?

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse offensive coordinator Brian White was fired, according to sources.

Tom Witosky, Des Moines Register: Iowa receiver Dominique Douglas pleaded guilty to credit card fraud, but a separate charge and a judge's decision stand in the way of him avoiding jail time.

Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska "interim" athletic director Tom Osborne has cleared Bo Pelini to coach Louisiana State in the BCS title game.

Adam Rose, All Things Trojan: A look at the best hits of the season, USC style.

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