Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: He has some friendly advice for Louisiana State fans: Enough already!

Mark Story, Lexington Herald-Leader: How nasty is the recruiting business? A prep lineman found out when his scholarship offer to Louisville was yanked.

Scott Cacciola, Memphis Commercial Appeal: A detailed look at how Mississippi recruits. Did you know the Rebels spend more time recruiting players from Florida than Mississippi?

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC kicker Mario Danelo had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was found dead at the bottom of a cliff.

Eli Saslow, Washington Post: Bob Lichtenfels, who evaluates talent for Scout, believes he can project a player's future in about 30 seconds. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State's attrition rate for recruits — not counting players who fail to qualify academically — is almost four times the national average for a three-year span.

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