Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Al Borges is out as Auburn's offensive coordinator and his replacement is expected to be in place before the Tigers begin practice Friday for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Thanks to Get The Picture.

John McGrath, Tacoma News Tribune: Beware of conventional thinking. He explains why Tim Tebow wasn't included on his Heisman ballot.

Jason Smith, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Joe Lee Dunn, formerly of Memphis and Mississippi State — among other places — will be the new defensive coordinator at New Mexico State, replacing Woody Widenhofer.

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Four Pacific 10 Conference coaches were on the hot seat when the season began. Two were fired. Breaking down each situation.

David Thomas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A look at the five teams that made dramatic turnarounds in 2007.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington and Oregon are expecting to change the date of their 2008 game at Eugene from Sept. 13 to Aug. 30. The Huskies also want to change the date of their game against Oklahoma at Seattle from Sept. 20 to Sept. 13 and the Oct. 11 game at California to Dec. 6.

Nathan Reed, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing is upset because he won't be able to catch the Orange Bowl halftime performance of ZZ Top, his favorite band.

Dick Harmon, Deseret Morning News: Brigham Young has found legal loopholes that have allowed for some Cougar sporting events to be broadcast outside of The Mtn., the Mountain West Conference's TV network.

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