Saturday, January 19, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Adam Smeltz, Centre Daily Times: Penn State president Graham Spanier is "quite certain" that Joe Paterno will continue to coach the Nittany Lions again in the 2008 season. What happens beyond 2008 hasn't been determined.

Larry Vaught, Advocate-Messenger: Kentucky gave coach Rich Brooks a contract extension through 2011 and named offensive coordinator Joker Phillips the head coach in waiting.

Detroit Free Press: Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez received a $287,000 incentive payment from West Virginia for goals reached during the 2007 season.

Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times: Fans who are on fixed incomes say there is a cap on what they will pay to watch Louisiana State play.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Norm Chow, under consideration to become UCLA's offensive coordinator, doesn't sound like a man who wants to continue to coach.

Ralph Thomas, Seattle Times: Washington State, which has a $70 million project under way to renovate and upgrade Martin Stadium, is angry that rival Washington has asked for $150 million in state money to fund a renovation of Husky Stadium.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: What do coaching bailouts say about Alabama's Nick Saban?

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