Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: The NCAA ruled that UCLA could not make up Tuesday's lost practice, which ended after stretching exercises when players — continuing a spring tradition — took a self-imposed day off. The tradition started under former coach Terry Donahue, and he explains how it all began.

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Colt Brennan's major college record for career touchdown passes might last no more than a season. Texas Tech's Graham Harrell is 42 touchdown passes from tying — 43 from breaking — Brennan's record of 131.

John Helsley, Oklahoman: Former Oklahoma receiver Malcom Kelly, who was critical of Oklahoma coaches last week after a time of 4.68 in the 40, didn't fare much better in a re-run.

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Do you believe him? Arkansas' Bobby Petrino said he paid virtually no attention to the firestorm of criticism he started nationally last December when he left the Atlanta Falcons with three games remaining in the season.

Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Urban Meyer gets around. The Florida coach attended Cincinnati's practice on Wednesday and talked to the Bearcat players afterward.

Bill Ward, Tampa Tribune: Who is responsible for breaking the Waterford crystal that sat atop Florida's 2006 national championship trophy? It was Orson Charles, a tight end prospect from Plant High.

Fred Girard, Detroit News: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez will testify under oath Monday on the circumstances that led to a $4 million court fight with his former employer, West Virginia.

Greenville News: Starting in 2010, Clemson will have at least two Southeastern Conference teams on its nonconference schedule for seven consecutive seasons.

Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Mark Richt is headed to Honduras for the second year in a row. More than 20 players will join the Georgia coach on the five-day mission trip.

John Hunt, Oregonian: Frantz Dorsainvil, the 6-foot-8, 260-pound basketball player and would-be defensive end, has given up the idea of playing football at Oregon.

And a request. Could one of the operators of the former site,, drop the Wiz and email?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

UCLA Football - Ditching practice says it all. Norm Chow is wondering what the hell he is doing with the final years of his proud career as a college coach. Does he want to go out this way?