Saturday, December 15, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Brian Bennett, Louisville Courier-Journal: Sophomore running back Anthony Allen, who broke Louisville's single-game rushing record early this season, was granted his release from the school and will transfer.

Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Josh Heupel, Oklahoma's quarterback coach, is the leading candidate to replace offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin, who is leaving to become Houston's coach.

Sarah Talalay, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: A sports memorabilia company is planning to sell off everything from seats to lockers before the Orange Bowl is demolished.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian's Gary Patterson was a candidate late into the selection process at Arkansas.

Michael DiRocco, Florida Times-Union: Sports memorabilia experts say now that Tim Tebow has won the Heisman, the value of his signature has more than doubled. Tebow also received a hand-written letter from President Bush.

Ken Robison, Fresno Bee: Fresno State football revenues are $343,000 short of projections, but that is expected to be offset by revenue from the Western Athletic Conference after Hawaii's appearance in the Sugar Bowl.

TV Tan Line: There were plenty of shenanigans going on during Friday night's Division I-AA title game.

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