Monday, July 02, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Terry Wood, Northwest Arkansas Times: The controversies surrounding the Arkansas football program the past six months have clouded the national perception of the team, which is capable of winning 10 or 11 games.

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: A concussion ended the playing career of Notre Dame defensive tackle Andy Wisne. Now he's trying to make it in Hollywood.

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: With Notre Dame deciding to dump Westwood One as its radio partner, could longtime play-by-play voice Tony Roberts be set to return in 2008?

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Don't try this at home. Picking the best Pac-10 quarterbacks of the past 20 years.

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: When you line them up, it's slim pickings for quality linemen in the Big 12.

Darnell Mayberry, Oklahoman: Former Oklahoma quarterback and U.S Representative J.C. Watts talks about his playing days and whether or not Sooner coach Bob Stoops will leave for the NFL.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Fat City! The Western Athletic Conference mailed Boise State three checks last week totaling more than $5.2 million — mostly for playing in the Fiesta Bowl.

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: A look at the top 10 season openers, from Florida State at Clemson to Oklahoma State at Georgia.

Brandon Mellor, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State rover Myron Rolle is back on campus after a summer semester's worth of classes studying abroad in London.

And here is today's mystery link.

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