Monday, December 24, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher has issued a statement saying he won't be the next coach at West Virginia.

Bob Keefe, Austin American-Statesman: Of all the sporting events held at Qualcomm Stadium, the Holiday Bowl is the biggest money-maker for the stadium and the city of San Diego.

Baltimore Sun: James Franklin, who has spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Kansas State, is the new offensive coordinator at Maryland.

Brian Davis, Dallas Morning News: Arkansas interim head coach Reggie Herring won't be out of work after the Cotton Bowl. Herring has agreed to become the new defensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: Texas Christian and Houston, who battle in the Texas Bowl, have something else in common: hopes of one day being part of a conference with ties to the Bowl Championship Series.

Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press: Louisiana State coach Les Miles didn't take the Michigan job, but he called the man who did.

Oklahoman: Winners and losers of the bowl season. Nike outfits nine of the 10 BCS teams, meaning all but one will be wearing the Nike swoosh logo on their jersey (Kansas is with Adidas).

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Missouri's Gary Pinkel is now the third-highest paid coach in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Texas' Mack Brown.

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida might fill an opening in its 2008 schedule with a game at Rutgers.

Jeff Call, Deseret Morning News: The 2008 rallying cry in Provo, home of Brigham Young, just might be "Bowl Championship Series or bust." It will be a quest for perfection.

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