Monday, April 14, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: While players at most big-time Division I-A teams stay on campus and participate in informal workouts throughout the summer, Air Force players don't have that luxury. After the school year ends, the Falcons will be spread out across the country — and in some cases, the world.

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC tailback Joe McKnight will miss the final week of spring workouts because he is academically ineligible to participate after he dropped a class, leaving him without the required 12 units. The situation is not expected to affect McKnight's eligibility for the fall, Pete Carroll said.

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado linebacker Jake Duren was kicked off the team after he was arrested early Sunday for criminal trespass. Duren is the fifth player in the past two months to be either arrested or cited for breaking the law on a weekend night in Boulder with alcohol involved.

Brian Dohn, L.A. Daily News: Patrick Cowan appears to have won the quarterback competition at UCLA over Ben Olson and Kevin Craft. Thanks to Gutty Little Bruins. Illinois coach Ron Zook reportedly took some jabs last month at his old team, the Florida Gators. "Florida didn't win their first SEC title until 1991 and now they think they invented football."

Pat Harty, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa fans can now put their pigskin IQ to the test.

Andy Staples, Running back Emmanuel Moody, who transferred from USC to Florida, might want to consider another transfer after harsh comments by Gator coach Urban Meyer. Thanks to Get The Picture.

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