Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Rod Ohira, Honolulu Advertiser: Mounting legal problems for Hawaii defensive back Keenan Jones, who was charged with unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree assault, both felony offenses. Jones' problems apparently started when he viewed 13 porn movies through his girlfriend's cable provider, resulting in a bill of over $300.

Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, a likely starter in the fall, was cited for underage drinking. He's the seventh Gamecock player arrested or cited since Dec. 31. This time Garcia, who was arrested twice last year, might get the boot from university officials.

Bill Wagner, Annapolis Capital: Navy, which has gone to five consecutive bowl games, could be scrambling for a postseason slot if eligible in 2008 after an agreement with the Poinsettia Bowl expired.

Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Clemson is suddenly running out of tailbacks. James Davis suffered a shoulder injury in drills and Rendrick Taylor, a receiver who had a tryout as a linebacker, has been moved to tailback. Where's Ray Ray McElrathbey when you need him?

Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles, who was said to be dazzling coaches and teammates this spring, suffered a broken collarbone and will be sidelined until summer conditioning drills.

Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Turns out that Florida's Carl Moore, the hotshot junior college receiver whose recruitment became the focus of an investigation, is not as fast as advertised by Rivals and is battling for a starting job.

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: These are the worst of times at Washington, where the football and basketball teams have suffered losing records for the first time in 50 years.

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida opened spring drills a week after the death of receiver Ereck Plancher.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: There would appear to be plenty of work ahead for USC, which opens spring drills with only four starters on offense and seven on defense.

Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Mike Sherman starts his first spring at Texas A&M with 15 starters returning from a team that finished 7-6.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech must replace only one starter on offense and three on defense as it begins drills.

Pete Pelegrin, Miami Herald: Florida International coach Mario Cristobal wants to use the spring to build on the Panthers' winning streak, which stands at one.

Jim Benton, Rocky Mountain News: Steve Fairchild has already put his thumbprint on Colorado State, which opens spring drills Tuesday.


Knute Bryant said...

I think the most interesting one on there is Texas Tech returning everybody but one receiver. Tech finally showed some life on defense this year and that could lead to a change for them.

Purdue Matt said...

The same Keenan Jones that had that dirty hit on Mikey Henderson in the Sugar Bowl......it makes sense.