Thursday, August 07, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Detroit Free Press: The winners in the West Virginia-Rich Rodriguez lawsuit? Lawyers, who racked up more than $442,400 in billable hours and expenses representing West Virginia. But the firm plans to donate at least a quarter of its fees to the school. Thanks to Brian at the Business of College Football.

Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Alabama's Nick Saban had his first blowup with the media, although this one was only "6 or 7 on a scale of 10." And no, Alabama doesn't have a depth chart.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Did Auburn freshman DeRon Furr leave the team because he was bullied?

Kelly Holleran, Charleston Daily Mail: Presidential candidate John McCain stopped by Marshall and told the Thundering Herd about his days as a prisoner in Vietnam.

Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami defensive tackle Antonio Dixon was in good condition after being hospitalized. He apparently suffered from the effects of the sun and intense heat during practice.

Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche Journal: Texas Tech is scheduled to announce expansion plans to Jones AT&T Stadium. Plus, the Red Raiders added always tough North Dakota to their 2009 schedule.

David Wharton, Los Angeles Times: A jury found USC linebacker recruit Maurice Simmons guilty of two felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with a street robbery in March.

Bruins Nation: A secret agent leaked a copy of the USC compliance form to the blog.

Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno calls the team's new style of offense "Spread HD," joking that HD could stand for high definition or highly diverse and hopefully not huge dud.

Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse and Notre Dame are expected to announce a 10-game series. The Orange will play five games in South Bend and move their five "home" games to Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands.

Rick Scoppe, Greenville News: South Carolina receiver Joe Hills lost an appeal for a redshirt year.

Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa State receiver Wallace Franklin has been suspended from the team after two arrests this spring.

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ELS said...

Compton Dominguez High is not USC.

dawizofodds said...

Thanks for that. Added the word recruit.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Neuheisal's compliance form looked like?

Anonymous said...

Where is the Outside the Lines investigation of Southern Cal?