Friday, December 14, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Fred Girard, Detroit News: Andy Moeller, offensive line coach for Michigan and son of former Wolverine coach Gary Moeller, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a non-injury car crash.

Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Bowling Green, which has sold only 1,300 of its allotted 7,500 tickets to the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, is appealing to Ohio State fans to help boost sales.

George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal: Ohio State's Jim Tressel said that 13 of his players would be getting evaluations from the NFL to see in which round they might land in the draft next spring.

John Henderson, Denver Post: Add Bobby Petrino to the growing list of liars.

Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Joe Paterno, 80, who enters the final year of his contract in 2008, hasn't given much thought to his successor.

Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News: Is Paterno simply trying to coach longer than Bobby Bowden so he can retire as the all-time winningest coach?

Scott D. Pierce, Deseret Morning News: ESPN's Jesse Palmer thinks Mountain West Conference football stinks.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Barry Sanders' NCAA rushing record is threatened by Central Florida's Kevin Smith, but it shouldn't even be a possibility.

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State begins preparation for the Music City Bowl not knowing exactly which of their players will be available for the Dec. 31 game.

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Starting middle linebacker Cortney Vincent will continue to practice for Clemson's bowl game despite a pending DUI charge.

Howie Stalwich, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Eastern Washington quarterback Matt Nichols won't be following coach Paul Wulff to Washington State.

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: The only mildly surprising aspect of Al Borges' dismissal as Auburn's offensive coordinator was the timing of it.

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