Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Several San Diego State coaches and their families were evacuated from their homes because of wildfires. Saturday's game against Brigham Young at Qualcomm Stadium is still on as scheduled.

Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State's Les Miles, livid over the chop block delivered to Glenn Dorsey, said he spoke Monday with Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive about the block.

Carl DuBois, Baton Rouge Advocate
: Auburn's Tommy Tuberville has issued an apology for the block on Dorsey.

Mitch Sherman, Omaha World-Herald: It looks like headhunter Chuck Neinas is sending out feelers for business, with Nebraska at the top of his list. Who is Chuck Neinas, you ask? Click here.

Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada coach Chris Ault, when asked if his team tried to cheap shot Boise State's Ian Johnson, said, "You've got to be kidding me. I don't respond to that. That's ridiculous."

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban can say so much while saying so little.

Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: The game isn't until Nov. 3, but the buildup for Louisiana State and Alabama — The Saban Bowl — has already started.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Should Tommy Tuberville consider Texas A&M? Two words: Nick Saban.

John Pruett, Huntsville Times: There is nothing normal about this Southeastern Conference season.

Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: Maryland quarterback Josh Portis acknowledges to a group of elementary school students that he cheated on a test, costing him his eligibility for the 2007 season.

Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech rushing leader Tashard Choice will undergo surgery on his right knee. It's uncertain how long he will be out.

Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle: It's time to reconsider what seemed to be true.

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: The Western Athletic Conference passing efficiency leader? It's not Colt Brennan. Try Boise State's Taylor Tharp.

Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: The Hawaii Bowl could be in trouble if the hometown team gets a bid to a Bowl Championship Series game.

Jake Schaller, Colorado Springs Gazette: Forget about an Air Force-Navy rematch in the Poinsettia Bowl. It's not going to happen, bowl officials say.

Dwain Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Tech's Mike Leach on why his team caved at Missouri: "What happens with players, [it's] just like Judge Lance Ito gets in the middle of a big trial and decides it's more important for him to be a movie star than it is to be a judge. He had problems doing his [job] from one snap to the next. So if it can happen to good old Judge Ito, I'm sure it can happen to 18-22-year-olds."

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