Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: Louisiana State's Les Miles shared his first real insight into the erroneous report by ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit that he had been offered and accepted the Michigan job last December. Miles also said the Tigers would win the Southeastern Conference's West Division this fall.

Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati is expecting a decision this week on quarterback Ben Mauk, who is down to his last appeal in an effort to gain a sixth season of eligibility.

Wayne Drehs, ESPN.com: Excellent piece on how football is helping Parkersburg, Iowa, much of which was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado a month ago, find its way.

Patrick Ridgell, Longmont Times-Call: They don't come much bigger than this. Colorado's projected starting offensive tackles are Nate Solder (6-foot-8) and Ryan Miller (6-7).

Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida running back Ricky Kay was suspended from the team after he was charged with a felony and a misdemeanor for an incident that occurred on campus and caused over $5,000 in damage.

Anna Simon and Ed McGranahan, Greenville News: Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel was arrested and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after a woman reported an incident at McDaniel’s off-campus apartment.

Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas Morning News: The biggest booster of them all, T. Boone Pickens of Oklahoma State, is under attack from 10 men who served in Vietnam with Sen. John Kerry. Thanks to Eric!

Heisman Pundit: A look at some of the top candidates for the 2009 Heisman Trophy.

Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: Kentucky has unveiled yet another change to its jerseys.

Hulu.com: Amazing thing, this Internet. You can now watch the 2008 BCS title game, the Sugar, Cotton, Orange and Fiesta bowls online. Thanks to Adam Rose of All Things Trojan.

The M Zone: Our man Yost announces that he's closing shop, ending a brilliant blogging run lasting nearly three years.

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