Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Joseph Santoliquito, Philadelphia Daily News: Callahan Bright was supposed to be the next Jerome Brown or Warren Sapp. As one of the top prep recruits in the country, he selected Florida State over Texas A&M during a live announcement on ESPNews, but never made it to Tallahassee. Now, after working for a time picking up trash, he is trying to put his career back together at Shaw, a Division II team in Raleigh.

Mike Perrin and Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: Former Louisiana State quarterback Ryan Perrilloux could be headed to Jacksonville State in Alabama.

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Adding two more bowl games makes the bowl pool deeper and shallower at the same time. Just imaging all the meetings of mediocrities we will have come bowl season.

Howie Stalwick, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Pullman police have requested that Washington State defensive tackle Andy Roof be charged with one count of second-degree felony assault and five counts of fourth-degree gross misdemeanor assault for an incident on campus last month.

Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State has released projected starting linebacker Marcus Ball from his scholarship. He was one of the 19 scholarship players who were suspended in December in the academic fraud scandal. Of the 19, less than 12 are still on the team.

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Jerimy Finch, a linebacker who played at Florida last season as a freshman and the surprise of Urban Meyer's 2007 recruiting class, has been released from his scholarship. He could be headed to Indiana.

Hilary Dickinson, Minnesota Daily: Minnesota junior offensive lineman Nedward Tavale sustained minor scrapes on his leg and arm, as well as a black eye, when he was knocked off his mo-ped by a passing car.

Phil Stukenborg, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Conference USA football will become even more wide-open — if that's possible — with the additions of June Jones at Southern Methodist and Larry Fedora at Southern Mississippi.

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