Monday, December 10, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Dana Beyerle, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama president Robert Witt said he's satisfied with Nick Saban's 6-6 regular season record. "He's done a very good job," Witt said.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina defensive end Jordin Lindsey was released from the hospital after the senior was stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle during a fight.

Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Beginning next season, Big Ten teams will be allowed to incorporate an extra bye week into their 12-game regular schedule and play games after Thanksgiving. Plus, it's looking more and more like Wisconsin tailback P.J. Hill will not play in the Outback Bowl.

Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Ohio State will have 51 days between games and Louisiana State 36. Who will benefit more from the long layoff?

Jordan Blum, Baton Rouge Advocate: If you're an LSU fan, get ready to pay higher prices for tickets to help pay for Les Miles' fat, new contract.

Israel Gutierrez, Miami Herald: Tim Tebow's award for winning the Heisman: more hits.

Marcus Nelson, Palm Beach Post: Florida Atlantic and Memphis will be lucky to break even after expenses are covered for their appearance in the New Orleans Bowl.

Chuck Finder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: West Virginia kicker Pat McAfee, who missed two field goals in the Mountaineers' devastating 13-9 loss to Pittsburgh, received a death threat on his Facebook page.

Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times: Oregon State players are elated they are not going back to El Paso and the Sun Bowl. Instead they are headed to San Francisco for the Emerald Bowl.

Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: It's difficult to call Nevada's season a success.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Air Force hasn't had a player drafted since 1999, but coach Troy Calhoun said a few members of his team have NFL talent.

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