Monday, August 11, 2008

Reporters' Notebooks

Chris Foster and Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: UCLA quarterback Ben Olson is out at least eight weeks because of a broken bone in his right foot, but he hopes to play this season. Plus, it was a lost weekend for UCLA and USC quarterbacks.

David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel: Attention Joe Paterno: Florida State's Bobby Bowden now suggests he'll remain as coach beyond 2008, even if the Seminoles finish 7-6 this fall. "Right now I have no desire to quit, I know that. I enjoy it. I know my days are numbered. Does that mean next year? Not necessarily. The next year? Not necessarily."

Josh Langenbacher, Daily Collegian: Penn State linemen continue to struggle to stay in the program. The latest to leave is Josh Marks, a four-star offensive lineman coming out of high school.

Justin D. Anderson, Charleston Daily Mail: The attorney who helped West Virginia wring $4 million out of Rich Rodriguez and Michigan says the "case helped unify the state."

Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech's ticket sales haven't spiked despite the hiring of Paul Johnson to replace Chan Gailey as coach.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson starting defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson’s knee injury was worse than expected. Jackson suffered a torn quadriceps and is slated to miss at least the first half of the season.

Dugan Arnett, Lawrence Journal-World: Sophomore running back Carmon Boyd-Anderson plans to leave Kansas and transfer to a junior college.

Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune: Jack Rockne, the youngest son of Knute Rockne, died Sunday afternoon in South Bend from complications of cancer. He was 82.

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