Thursday, March 27, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is back on the team. "He's no longer suspended," Les Miles said. "He's on the team, but not with playing privilege or practice privilege." But Perrilloux is expected to be back practicing before spring drills end.

Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Offensive lineman Justin Boren said "family values have eroded" at Michigan, leading to his decision to quit the team.

Greg Stoda, Palm Beach Post: College football, pay attention. Borrow a page from March Madness and start a playoff.

Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz wants to add an administrative position called "player development director" after a tumultuous year that saw 14 players either arrested or charged with crimes since last April.

Rochelle Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Former Minnesota cornerback Dominic Jones' sexual assault trial is set to begin on Monday, with the player expected to say he didn't have sex with the woman pressing charges and that she agreed to his actions. According to a court filing, Jones merely masturbated on the woman and did not have intercourse with her.

Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: A sports information director for the Miami Hurricanes was fired from his job and is under criminal investigation after police said child pornography was found on his university-issued computer. He has not been charged in the case.

Ira Schoffel, Miami Herald: Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford is out of spring drills after suffering a freak injury to his right knee in a scrimmage. He will have surgery and is expected to need four weeks to recover.

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: Message boards have been rife with rumors that Texas reserve quarterbacks Sherrod Harris and G.J. Kinne are considering transferring. "Neither one of them has said anything about it or discussed it," Mack Brown said.

Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: There's a noticeable difference at Georgia Tech practices. Gone is the colorful language of defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta, who left for Notre Dame.

Clif LeBlance, Columbia State: South Carolina is in a dispute over land used for a farmers market. The university wants to purchase the parcel for football parking.

Tom Murphy, Northwest Arkansas Times: Arkansas linebacker Freddie Fairchild was suspended indefinitely after he was charged with third-degree battery and second-degree false imprisonment.

Larry Vaught, Advocate-Messenger: Kentucky's Rich Brooks did nothing to downplay expectations, saying he has a more athletic team returning and one that is better at linebacker and the secondary. He also said this is the best offensive line he has had during his tenure at Lexington.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Bo Pelini's first practice at Nebraska was called "very intense" by linebacker Phillip Dillard.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I figured Perilloux would remains suspended through the semester. LSU QB situation must be really bad.