Sunday, December 30, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Alabama and Clemson are close to a deal to open the 2008 season at the Georgia Dome.

Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: All-America kick returner A.J. Jefferson was one of eight Fresno State players who have been suspended for Monday's Humanitarian Bowl against Georgia Tech.

Woody Paige, Denver Post: The 1969 Colorado team made its mark on racism, defeating an all-white Alabama team, 47-33, in the Liberty Bowl.

Solvej Schou, Associated Press: Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace during the Tournament of Roses parade.

Don Markus, Baltimore Sun: Ralph Friedgen after a 6-7 season: "We're going to raise our game to a whole 'nother level. They'd better bring their 'A' game because I'm going to bring mine."

And this tidbit for teams with new, interim or lame duck coaches: UCLA, Southern Mississippi, Texas A&M, Houston and Navy have all lost bowl games. Good luck to Lloyd Carr. Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.

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