Monday, March 03, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia, the hot pick to be No. 1 in preseason polls, begins spring drills on Monday.

Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Now that Tuscaloosa prosecutors have offered to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Alabama captain Rashad Johnson, the question must be asked: Why was he arrested?

Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: After one week of spring drills at Auburn, Brad Lester remains the only scholarship tailback who is not hurt.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Troy Calhoun's second year as Air Force coach will be quite the challenge. The Falcons, who open spring drills on Tuesday, lost 14 starters off a 9-4 team.

Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Plans are being made to celebrate the Liberty Bowl's 50th birthday.

Columbia State: South Carolina offensive lineman Kevin Young faces two misdemeanor charges after being arrested about 1:30 a.m. Sunday following a fight in Five Points.

Associated Press: Alabama, which drew 92,000-plus fans for its spring game last year, is bringing in country singer Alan Jackson to perform the night before this year's game. Thanks to Greg.

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