Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reporters' Notebooks

Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: Texas Tech's Mike Leach ripped the officiating after his team's loss at Texas, implying the Longhorns got preferential treatment. (Can anybody help us located the video?)

Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Several angry Colorado players had to be restrained by teammates as Iowa State benefited from two controversial calls at the end of the Cyclones' 31-28 victory.

Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: A week after giving up 76 points to a team from Kansas, Nebraska scored 73 against a team from Kansas. Now the Cornhuskers are talking bowl game.

Tim Prister, Indianapolis Star: It lost to Navy and now Air Force. What's next for Crewcut Charlie Weis' Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a loss to the Coast Guard?

Brian Davis, Dallas Morning News: Mike Singletary said that he has not had formal talks with Baylor officials about a potential coaching vacancy, but said: "I'm interested, if that's where the Lord is leading me. But I'm going to go wherever the Lord is sending us. My wife and I are continuing to be in prayer about it, and if that's where the Lord is sending us, we're open."

Joseph Person, Columbia State: The Southeastern Conference bowl picture got even murkier, and the league could end up with 11 bowl-eligible teams.

Richard Stevens, Albuquerque Tribune: New Mexico's Rocky Long on teams from Bowl Championship Series conferences playing I-AA teams: "All those [BCS] guys are playing two I-AA teams. They come out of preseason 4-0 and they go into conference and all they have to do is win two games [to be bowl eligible]."

Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee Democrat: Bobby Bowden doesn't believe Florida State's 40-21 loss to Virginia Tech was a step back for his team.

Lary Bump, Baltimore Sun: A week after giving up 44 points to Notre Dame, Navy gave up 62 to North Texas — and won!

Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist coach Phil Bennett said officials made an error in putting one second on the clock, allowing Rice to kick the game-winning field goal in a 43-42 game.

Jennifer LeBovich, Miami Herald: The best place to watch Miami's historic 48-0 loss to Virginia in the Orange Bowl? Across the street at the Bowl Bar.

Carlos Frias and Jason Lieser, Palm Beach Post: Shortly after Miami's loss, a man was stabbed during a fight one block west of the Orange Bowl.

Michael Vasquez, Miami Herald: Fans have been swiping seats at the Orange Bowl at a rate of 15-20 a game, but 50 was taken during the Hurricanes' game against North Carolina State.

Dick Dullaghan, Indianapolis Star: The nine things college recruiters are looking for in prospective players.

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Anonymous said...

Wiz, just sent you an email with screengrabs of the calls Leach is complaining about. The Big 12 is going to make him walk the plank over these comments.

Anonymous said...


Notre Dame is just the bottom of the barrel with Weis.