Sunday, February 17, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Thayer Evans, New York Times: More fallout from the recruitment of prep running back Darrell Scott, who chose Colorado over Texas. Roger Sonsini, whose comment that Colorado "did something and offered something that Darrell and his mom couldn't pass up," has been fired from his job as an assistant at Scott's high school.

Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Colorado assistant Darian Hagan talks about how he got Scott to come to Boulder. "It got to the point when it was all about our relationship," Hagan said. "Their facilities and stuff, we can't compare to that."

FanBlogs: Has Louisiana State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux left the team?

Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow says he was asked by several politicians positioning themselves to run for the White House to appear with them on the campaign trail.

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Why do rules mandate seven men on the line of scrimmage? Here's the reason.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: The South Florida-Central Florida game has been moved up a day to Sept. 5, a Friday night. Plus the mayor of Tampa wants South Florida to become a high-priority tenant at Raymond James Stadium to give the team its choice of scheduling dates after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa State recruit Sedrick Johnson has signed a second letter of intent to Texas A&M, but he's still legally bound to Iowa State. The matter is in the hands of the NCAA.

Associated Press: Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor, who scored 15 touchdowns in the Longhorns' 2005 national championship season, is serving five months in jail for violating probation.

Albuquerque Tribune: Amateur athletic update: Route 66 Casino Hotel will become "the exclusive gaming sponsor" for New Mexico's athletic department as of July 1.

Associated Press: Clemson reported 13 NCAA secondary violations, with two of the more serious infractions involving businesses using images of student-athletes in advertising or photographs for sale.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: The Black Crowes will play at Williams-Brice Stadium on April 18 as part of the Gridiron Bash, a combination of fan events and rock concerts held in conjunction with the spring game.

Chip Alexander, Raleigh News & Observer: Membership in North Carolina State's Wolfpack Club, the school's athletic booster organization, has reached 20,000 members. Penn State, Texas A&M, Clemson and Florida State are believed to be the only other schools to surpass 20,000 in booster membership.

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Some longtime Miami fans are infuriated over the new seating plan in Dolphin Stadium.

Detroit Free Press: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez: "I don’t have a wizard hat, I don’t have snake oil."

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan could miss spring drills after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Andrea Jones, Atlanta Journal Constitution: A ban on the use of college logos on burial items like coffins or urns has been lifted in Georgia.

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1 comment:

We Are...Penn State email list said...

Michigan's Rich Rodriguez: "I don’t have a wizard hat, I don’t have snake oil."

This is an awesome quote from an interview in which Rich Rod also said, "The quarterbacks in our system have gone on to have wonderful careers in the NFL"

Maybe he produced a lot of NFL QBs at West Virginia and I've just forgotten about them. Snake oil, anyone?