Monday, December 18, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Gil LeBreton, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Beaches, mountains, gorgeous weather. It might be San Diego, but for Texas Christian it's bowl purgatory disguised as paradise.

Brian Gomez, Colorado Springs Gazette: Houston Texans offensive coordinator Troy Calhoun will interview Monday for the coaching vacancy at Air Force. Also expressing interest: Gary Barnett, the former Colorado and Northwestern coach.

Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: Kansas State beats Rutgers when it comes to junior college recruits. The Wildcats have 23 on their roster and the Scarlet Knights only two.

Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli doesn't care for his high school coach. He hasn't spoken with him since his final prep game.

Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Here is the proper way to judge a recruiting class. Let's look at Jim Tressel's haul in 2002 for Ohio State.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: The athletic budgets of bowl combatants Boise State and Oklahoma. Boise State: $17 million. Oklahoma: $64.3 million.

Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: Here's hoping Arizona State gets exactly what it deserves for hiring Dennis Erickson (registration).

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