Monday, January 21, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: Norm Chow, the offensive mind who helped USC win two national titles, has agreed to join UCLA's staff as offensive coordinator.

Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette: West Virginia has filed a motion to revert a lawsuit filed against former coach Rich Rodriguez back to state court and amended its initial complaint to add breach of contract.

Todd Wills, Dallas Morning News: A Texas high school quarterback who had committed to Hawaii has changed his mind and will follow June Jones to Southern Methodist.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, whose team suddenly can't win a bowl game, recently chatted with Ohio State's Jim Tressel in hopes of diagnosing his team's problem.

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: For the third offseason in a row, a Georgia player has been arrested in January or February. This time, two Bulldogs got popped within 34 minutes of each other.

Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska gets off cheap. Bo Pelini's multi-year deal to coach the Cornhuskers is worth approximately $1.1 million annually.

Sam King, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State, in addition to jacking up ticket prices, is considering taking away 383 reserved student seats and turning them into more expensive seats for the public.

Jonathan Landrum, Jr., Associated Press: Speaking of money-hungry athletic departments, Georgia Tech is planning to charge $10 for an evening signing day event on Feb. 6 — separate from their usual morning session where new signees are initially unveiled to the public.

Aaron Falk, Deseret Morning News: Two Utah players were stabbed after leaving a party Saturday night in Salt Lake City.

Bruins Nation: UCLA now has its own line of condoms. Or as the creator said, "No self-respecting Bruin would ever wear a Trojan."

Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant: Connecticut's Randy Edsall, 50-55 in nine seasons at the school, will make an average of $1.5 million a year under terms of a new five-year deal.

Chuck Landon, Charleston Daily Mail: Former Southern Methodist coach Phil Bennett has been offered Marshall's defensive coordinator job.

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1 comment:

boz said...

why on the world woul Bob Stoops go to Jim Tressel to figure out why his team is losing bowl games!!??