Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Santoliquito, Philadelphia Daily News: The Terrelle Pryor nonsense is about to end. He's expected to narrow his list of schools to one and sources say Ohio State is Pryor's choice.

Jonathan Okanes, Contra Costa Times: Tailback James Montgomery, listed No. 1 on California's depth chart entering spring drills, has quit the team and will transfer. Washington, Florida, Oregon or Fresno State are possible destinations.

Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Hawaii has reinstated quarterback Tyler Graunke, who was suspended for academic and behavior issues.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Standard: New Syracuse offensive coordinator Mitch Browning reportedly told his linemen, "I'm not going to play fat people."

Andrew Astleford, Columbia Missourian: Missouri linebacker Marquis Booker, who was arrested on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon on Sunday morning, was dismissed from the team.

Scott Cacciola, Commerical Appeal: Mississippi's Houston Nutt on linebackers Jonathan Cornell, Ashlee Palmer, Chris Bowers and Allen Walker, who have looked good during running drills. "Can they tackle a marshmallow? I don't know."

Paul Buker, Oregonian: He asked Oregon State's Mike Riley if he had filled out his NCAA tournament brackets "and he gave me this horrified look. I guess the [Rick] Neuheisel thing has impacted staffs all over the country."

Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia's Bill Stewart has made the big time. He's profiled in the cover story of the latest edition of West Virginia alumni magazine.

Joe Rienzi, Oracle: South Florida receiver Colby Erskin, who sat out last season because of a torn ACL suffered during the first week of fall practice, will likely miss the entire 2008 season as well. Erskin tore the same ACL he did last fall during spring break.

Jay Hinton, Deseret Morning News: Utah State coach Brent Guy might have enough players to finally have a spring game.

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