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Tech to review its handling of Marcus Vick

January 21, 2006

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech president Charles Steger asked a school oversight committee to look into Tech's handling of former quarterback Marcus Vick, who was tossed from the team for a series of offenses.

Vick, the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, was kicked off the team Jan. 6 following a succession of legal and other problems, including his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Gator Bowl.


Three days after he was booted from the team, Vick was charged with pulling a gun on three people in a restaurant parking lot in Suffolk. He has announced his intention to enter the NFL draft.

Steger said he will ask a committee to look into how Tech dealt with its former quarterback's indiscretions and see if changes should be made to the 4,000-word document that outlines the state university's rules on student-athlete behavior.

"I do want to find out what actually happened," Steger told The Roanoke Times for Saturday's editions. "Each person, when confronted with the situation, did what they thought was right. ... Now, are there things that we need to put in place to make the process of handling such an instance more effective in the future?"

Joseph Tront, the chairman of the University Athletics Committee, told The Associated Press on Saturday he had received the directive from Steger and planned to meet Wednesday with other committee members.

While he declined to speculate on the outcome of the internal review, Tront said "nothing is ever cast in stone" and the student-athlete code is subject to occasional revision.

Among the issues Steger wants explore are whether athletes should be compelled to disclose when they get in trouble with the law.

Vick, 21, is free on $10,000 bond until a March court appearance on three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm.

Police said the parents of a 17-year-old boy reported that Vick pointed a weapon at their son and two others during an altercation a fast food restaurant in Suffolk, the southeastern Virginia city where Vick's mother lives.

If convicted of all three counts, Vick could be sentenced to up to three years in jail and a $7,500 fine.

The final offense that got Vick kicked off the team was his stomping on the left calf of Louisville All-American Elvis Dumervil during the Gator Bowl. He also received a speeding ticket and a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hampton on Dec. 17 while under a "zero tolerance" policy from Virginia Tech.

In 24 career games, the 6-foot, 212-pound Vick threw for 2,868 yards, 19 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also ran 184 times for 492 yards and six TDs.

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Study: White men still dominate NCAA leadership ranks

By TRAVIS REED, Associated Press Writer
January 25, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- White males make up an overwhelming majority of leaders at NCAA Division I-A programs, from presidents and athletic directors to football coaches and coordinators, according to a university study released Wednesday.

Though small improvements have been made in certain areas, whites hold 330 of the 357 campus leadership positions at the 119 schools, according to the report from the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.


Eighty-one percent (97) of college presidents are white men, even with a 0.8 percent increase from last year in minority presidents. Black men headed four schools (Bowling Green, Indiana, Middle Tennessee State and Ohio), while Latinos led three (Akron, Florida International and New Mexico).

None of the schools had an Asian or American Indian president. Fifteen women, all white, were listed as university presidents.

"I am rarely surprised on issues of race and gender that the movement is so slow to get more people of color and women in those top positions," study author Richard Lapchick said.

Charlotte Westerhaus, the NCAA's vice president for diversity inclusion, said the organization recognizes a diversity problem and is doing more to promote qualified minority hires -- including the creation of her office last year.

She said an NCAA task force would present recommendations to president Myles Brand within a year to help diversify the coaching and administrative ranks.

"We're not going to a pay lip service to this. We're going to get some hardcore recommendations that will bring results," she said. "I am optimistic."

Three black men were head football coaches this season (Karl Dorrell at UCLA; Sylvester Croom at Mississippi State; and Tyrone Willingham at Washington), the least since the early 90s. However, the postseason hirings of Ron Prince at Kansas State and Turner Gill at Buffalo contributed to a 1.7 percent overall increase in minority head football coaches since last year.

Westerhaus also noted it was the first time two black men were hired as head coaches in the same year.

Of 241 offensive and defensive coordinators, 212 (88 percent) were white, with 24 black, three Asian and two Latino.

There was a 3.4 percent jump in minority athletic directors over the past year, though 89 percent (106 of 119) are white, with just 10 black men, three Latino men and five women -- all white -- holding the job.

All 11 Division I-A conference commissioners are white men.

Lapchick said the NCAA should implement rules like the NFL and Major League Baseball that require teams to interview a minority candidate for each coaching vacancy.

"The goal is to open the process to get the best people in the room and hire the best people," Lapchick said. "We feel like once that process is opened up, more African-Americans are going to be hired as presidents, more are going to be hired as athletic directors."

However, Westerhaus said a similar approach wouldn't necessarily work in the NCAA.

"I am confident that the same solutions don't always work for the same problems," she said. "But I will say that the NCAA leadership must become more vigilant and more aggressive in addressing this problem."

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USC's late push overtakes Florida for No. 1


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USC stormed back during the final hours of recruiting to overtake Florida for the recruiting national championship. Despite losing Scout.com's No. 1 offensive lineman, Andre Smith, to Alabama, and Scout.com's No. 1 defensive lineman, Gerald McCoy, to Oklahoma, the Trojans maneuvered expertly, putting together an incredible finish in the final hours of Letter-of-Intent Day.


USC edges Gators late for No. 1


Pete Carroll signed Scout.com Top 100 wide receiver Jamere Holland from Taft High School in Woodland Hills and quarterback/safety Garrett Green from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.


Earlier in the day, USC recruiters convinced highly-regarded running back Kenny Ashley, from Venice High School, to decommit from Mississippi State and Long Beach Poly safety/linebacker Alfred Rowe changed his mind in favor of the Trojans over Oregon State.


An unprecedented total of thirteen of Scout.com's National Top 100 team are headed to play for USC. And their recruiting may not be over yet.


Scout.com's No. 3 running back Keiland Williams, who has been committed to LSU, remains unsigned and is strongly considering USC. A team which already has commitments from sterling runners such as Stafon Johnson, Emmanuel Moody, Stanley Havili and Ashley, could finish even stronger.

Complicating matters, USC's final signing list also remains in question because because Scout.com's No. 1 wide receiver, Vidal Hazelton, from Hargrave Military Academy, has not received permission from his parents to play for the Trojans. His USC Letter-of-Intent does not contain his father's signature and for that reason is invalid. Sources close to the family feel Hazelton will end up at USC, but the uncertainly of that situation, coupled with Williams' delayed signing, makes Scout.com's final choice for this year's national recruiting champion contingent on future events.


For now, USC deserves the nod as Scout.com's national recruiting champ. Stay tuned for further reports from our staff which may affect this network's final choice: USC or Florida.

Florida filled all its needs in a class built with balance, athletes and speed. The Gator headliners are quarterback Tim Tebow (St. Augustine, Fla.), wide receivers Percy Harvin (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Jarred Fayson (Tampa, Fla.), offensive lineman Carl Johnson (Durham, N.C.), linebackers Brandon Spikes (Shelby, N.C.) and A.J. Jones (Tampa, Fla.) and safety/ wide receiver Jamar Hornsby (Jacksonville, Fla.). These magnificent seven were all members of the Scout.com National 100.

"What Urban Meyer and his staff did this season was so impressive," said Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com. "They have filled all their needs and that's the most important factor. But they did this with some great players. This class is also so well balanced from top to bottom."



Speaking of the National 100, the Trojans have an incredible haul, getting a dozen top 100 prospects — running backs Stafon Johnson (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Emmanuel Moody (Coppell, Texas), wide receivers Vidal Hazelton (Chatham, Va.) and David Ausberry, lineman Butch Lewis (Aurora, Co.), defensive tackle Derrick Simmons (Fairfield, Calif.), linebackers Allen Bradford (Colton, Calif.) and Josh Tatum (Oakland, Calif.), cornerback Shareece Wright (Colton, Calif.) and safeties Antwine Perez (Camden, N.J.), C.J. Gable (Sylmar, Calif.) and Taylor Mays (Seattle, Wa.).

"(USC's) effort is highlighted by superior skill position signees and also includes notable, as well as defensive linemen," said Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com. "The Trojans aimed high for offensive linemen and lost hard fought battles for the best they were after to Alabama (Andre Smith), Michigan (Steve Schilling) and Sam Young (Notre Dame)."



At No. 3 is Texas and what's amazing about the Longhorns' recruiting class is when they secured most of their commitments, which was before the 2005 regular season even started. Texas head coach Mack Brown and his staff are bringing in some outstanding talent like quarterback Jevan Snead (Stephenvile, Texas), wide receiver/cornerback Ken Beasley (Orange, Texas), linebacker Sergio Kindle (Dallas, Texas), defensive end Eddie Jones (Kilgore, Texas), and offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb (Mesquite, Texas).

"I think the impressive thing about this Texas class is the manner in which they got these kids," said Newberg. "Most of them were committed prior to the season even starting and a good many of those were committed to coach Brown before the summer. Amazing. Things should get even better now that they are the national champs as they move forward."

Checking in at No. 4 are the Georgia Bulldogs. Coach Mark Richt and the Dawgs have been a very consistent recruiting power and they once again put together a stellar class. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (Dallas, Texas) is one of the nation's top signal callers and he's already in Athens. Today, the Bulldogs landed super safety Reshad Jones (Atlanta, Ga.) and running back Knowshon Moreno (Middleton, Ga.). Other headliners are defensive ends Brandon Wood (Tallapoosa, Ga.) and Demarcus Dobbs (Savannah, Ga.), wide receiver Tony Wilson (Daytona Beach, Fla.), tight end Na Derris Ward (Oakland, Calif.), linebacker Akeem Hebron (Wheaton, Md.) and offensive linemen Justin Anderson (Ocilla, Ga.) and Kiante Tripp (Atlanta, Ga.).



"Georgia is bringing in a well balanced class," said Scott Kennedy of Scout.com. "The Dawgs filled their needs, especially at quarterback and the offensive line. They are also bringing in at least one star prospect at every position."

Notre Dame is back as head coach Charlie Weis leads the Irish change. They have perhaps the top offensive line class in the country led by Sam Young (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Dan Wenger (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Matt Carufel (St. Paul, Minn.). Running back James Aldridge (Merrillville, In.) is one of the nation's best and they are getting some great help in the secondary with cornerbacks Darrin Walls (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Raeshon McNeil (Mocksville, N.C.) and safety Sergio Brown (Maywood, Ill.).

"Notre Dame rebounded strongly after a poor signing effort in '05," said Wallace. "Charlie Weis signed the nation's finest group of offensive linemen and he also managed to significantly fortify his running game. The Irish secondary has been viewed as a weakness in recent years and cornerbacks Darrin Walls and Raeshon McNeil have the athletic ability to step into South Bend and help the program quickly. Drop-backer Zach Frazier

from Pennsylvania and the more athletic Demetrius Jones from Illinois give Weis some excellent options at quarterback."

Rounding out the Scout.com Top 10 are Penn State (No. 6), LSU (No. 7), Oklahoma (No. 8), Auburn (No. 9) and Michigan (No. 10). The Nittany Lions made quite an impressive run this season after a great year on the field, getting top end prospects like quarterback Pat Devlin (Downingtown, Pa.), defensive linemen Jared Odrick (Lebabon, Pa.) and Maurice Evans (Middle Village, N.Y.), wide receiver Chris Bell (Norfolk, Va.) and offensive lineman Antonio Logan-El (Forrestville, Md.).

"Penn State really finished with a great flurry," said Bob Lichtenfels of Scout.com. "They really did well in the state of Maryland and they did well on the defensive line, not to mention them getting a receiver like Chris Bell. They also filled all their needs."

There were also some recruiting surprises this season. The two at the top have to be Pittsburgh and Ole Miss, both of whom finished in the top 15 in the nation, according to Scout.com.

"Coach (Ed) Orgeron and Coach (Dave) Wannstedt have to be the co-recruiters of the year," proclaimed Newberg. "What they did recruiting this season was incredible and they both did this in their first full season to recruit and remember both teams struggled this season on the field too."

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Here are my very early predictions for 2006

Big 10: Michigan
Big 12: Texas
Pac 10: UCLA
SEC: LSU
ACC: Florida State


National Champs = Notre Dame
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NCAA adds coach's challenge to replays, tries to shorten games

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

February 9, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA will give college football coaches at least one replay challenge per game next season and require conferences to use a universal review format if Thursday's recommended changes by the rules committee are approved in March.

The announcement was made Thursday at the conclusion of the committee's three-day meeting in Indianapolis.


The NCAA allowed conferences to experiment with instant replay the past two seasons, allowing it to be used to review game officials' calls on the field. Last season, nine of 11 Division I-A conferences used replay on an experimental basis for the first time. Only the Sun Belt and Western Athletic conferences did not.

But the rules varied. The Mountain West Conference, for instance, was the only league that permitted coaches challenges. Of the 35 plays challenged, only five calls were reversed.

"That may not sound like a lot, but if you have five plays that could change the game if not corrected, that is a pretty strong percentage," said Charles Broyles, chairman of the committee and coach at Pittsburg State University. "We thought that providing a coach's challenge would act as an additional safety net and give the coaches more involvement in the process."

Coaches would call timeout to make a challenge. If the call was overturned, the team would keep its timeout and retain its challenge until they lost one. If the call were upheld, the team would be charged a timeout and the coach couldn't challenge again.

"There could be as many challenges as they are right about," said Ty Halpin, associate director of the playing rules oversight panel. "The committee felt they should be rewarded as long as they got the challenge correct."

But the committee did not make the broadest possible change -- requiring replay to be used in games. Still, Halpin said he expected all Division I-A conferences to use replay next season, and television monitors will still not be allowed in coaching booths. The rules would apply to all three NCAA divisions.

The playing rules oversight panel must still approve the recommendations.

Another change would allowing the visiting team to determine if replay will be used in nonconference games. Last year, Southern California opted not to have replay when it played at Notre Dame. If approved, that option would not exist next season.

Halpin also said that the committee discussed contingency plans if there are technical difficulties, such as buzzers not going off or malfunctioning video feeds. He said faulty buzzers were one explanation replay was not used to look at some close calls during the Alamo Bowl between Michigan and Nebraska. Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr was forced to use timeouts in that game just to stop play and give officials a chance to review.

Although conferences are trying to devise backup plans, Halpin said the committee would not mandate those changes.

The use of instant replay has generally received positive reviews from coaches.

"I really didn't have any complaints with the way it was last year," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said in a telephone interview.

He did concede the coach's challenge was "probably a good idea."

"If you're willing to risk a timeout for it, it's probably worth it," he said. "Having instant replay in any form is better than not having it. Let's make a good thing the best we can make it."

The committee also made several recommendations to shorten games, which are more frequently going beyond four hours.

If approved, halftime would be shortened from 15 to 20 minutes and the game clock would start when the ball is kicked -- not when it is touched by the receiving team. If both teams agree, the halftime break could be extended.

The committee also recommended starting the game clock on a change of possession when the ball is ready for play, something the NCAA said could shorten games by about five minutes.

Kicking tees also would be shortened to one inch in hopes of preventing fewer touchbacks and fewer stoppages.

But Halpin said replay had a minimal effect on the longer games. He cited statistics that showed replay extended games last season by an average of two minutes.

"In the Southeastern Conference, for instance, games were four minutes shorter," he said. "So we didn't see any direct effect on game times changing because of replay."

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Dennis Erickson returns as head coach of Idaho

February 8, 2006

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Dennis Erickson returned to Idaho on Wednesday to become head coach at the school that gave him his start.

The 58-year-old Erickson, who won two national championships at Miami, got his first head coaching job at Idaho in 1982. He left after the '85 season for a string of college jobs and eventually ended up in the NFL.


His last stop was San Francisco, where after two disappointing seasons with the 49ers he was fired in January 2005.

"I just thought it was an opportunity for me to come back, give back and get back to coaching college football ... my first love," Erickson said at a news conference.

At Idaho, he succeeds Nick Holt, who returned to Southern California as defensive coordinator after changing his mind about becoming an assistant with the St. Louis Rams.

Erickson signed a five-year contract worth about $200,000 a year, but with bonuses, it could be worth a total of about $1.5 million over the duration the contract, athletic director Rob Spear said.

Idaho is entering its second season in the Western Athletic Conference. The Vandals were 5-18 in two years under Holt, including 2-9 last season.

Despite the struggles, Erickson called Moscow "a good fit" for him.

Erickson has been unemployed since the 49ers fired him. He still receives $2.5 million per year from the 49ers. He was fired with three years left on his five-year, $12.5 million contract.

Erickson turned Idaho into one of the top Division I-AA teams in the nation during his first stint with the Vandals. He was 144-57-1 as a head coach at Idaho, Wyoming, Washington State, Miami and Oregon State. His Miami teams won national championships in 1989 and 1991.

He had less success in the NFL, going 31-33 in four years at the helm of the Seattle Seahawks and 9-23 with the 49ers.

Between the two NFL jobs he revived a foundering Oregon State program, directing the Beavers to a 31-17 record, including a school-best mark of 11-1 and a 41-9 victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl in the 2000 season.

"The challenge here is to win, to compete for the conference championship and to go to bowl games," Erickson said. "Yeah, I love it here. I came here because I'm a football coach and I want to help the University of Idaho become successful."

Some of the Idaho players who watched the news conference from the balcony of a new weight room are getting their third head coach in five years.

Erickson said he met with the players Wednesday and talked about the work they will have to do to be competitive in the WAC.

"I looked in these guys' eyes and they are ready to go and get it done," he said.

Erickson said he planned to meet with current Vandals assistants, but said some of his former assistants have expressed interest in joining him.

The Vandals' first three games next season are against Michigan State, where former Idaho coach John L. Smith is head coach; Washington State and Oregon State, both teams Erickson formerly coached.

Spear said Erickson's return first came up last fall, when he ran into Erickson at a resort and asked if he would be interested in coaching in a non-Bowl Championship Series conference.

When he got word recently that Holt might be leaving, he called Erickson to remind him of their earlier conversation, Spear said.

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Sugar Bowl staff returns to New Orleans

March 13, 2006

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Finally, the Sugar Bowl staff is home after spending six weeks in limbo after Hurricane Katrina and six months in Atlanta, where the bowl game was moved because of the damage to the Louisiana Superdome.

Their offices in the Superdome remain closed, along with the rest of the building, so Sugar Bowl staffers have moved into a suite on the top floor of a building in Metairie.

Although the Superdome is scheduled to reopen in September, the bowl offices will remain headquartered in Metairie through next year's game.

"We'll get it all straightened out eventually," said receptionist Kelli Bourgeois, one of eight staff members who lived in an Atlanta hotel for six months, finally wrapping up business there Feb. 23. "We're all glad to be back, but the reality hits you that you now have to deal with everything every day.

"In Atlanta, you could put them aside because we were so busy."

That, bowl executive director Paul Hoolahan said, makes him deeply grateful for the work the group did in staging the game in a strange setting.

"I give them a tremendous amount of credit," Hoolahan said. "They put the bowl above their own personal problems and made it something special. Everyone from top to bottom was impressed with the job we did. It gave us a feeling that if we could handle this, we can handle just about anything."

Good thing, because the bowl returns to a challenging situation, and not just because of Katrina.

It's the first year of the new BCS double-hosting setup that adds a fifth game, to be played a week before the championship game at the same site.

The Sugar Bowl's turn to stage both games comes after the 2007 season, but already issues have popped up -- like finding out that hotel space is harder to come by around the title game date of Jan. 8.

Then there is dealing with Fox, which takes over the TV contract from ABC, ending a 35-year association with the bowl.

There also will be a new title sponsor because Nokia ended its relationship after 12 years. An announcement is expected within the next two months.

A new automobile partner must be found as well, and many local and regional sponsors are uncertain about renewing their ties.

And most daunting, the Sugar Bowl must increase its payment to the BCS by 35 percent over the current undisclosed amount, even though the new contract gives Fox some of the advertising and sponsorship revenue that formerly went to the bowl.

A year ago, Hoolahan said the bowl would be raising its average ticket price from $85 to $125. Now it might be more, although the Superdome renovation prevents a ticket manifest from being drawn up yet.

"We've got to figure out what the marketplace will bear," said Hoolahan, adding that this year's game broke even rather than turning a profit, which usually is the case in most non-championship years. "But there is more than a little bit of concern."

At least the Dome will be open, so there will be no having to move the game to Tiger Stadium or even back to Atlanta. However, the adjacent Hyatt Hotel, which serves as the media and title sponsor hotel, is expected to still be out of commission.

"There's a lot of uncharted water we'll be trying to navigate," Hoolahan said. "Just creating a new logo that incorporates our new title sponsor is very time-consuming. We're about a month behind, but sometimes it feels like more. In a lot of areas, we're starting from scratch."

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.timespicayune.com

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• Ga. Tech signs Gailey for 5 years, $5M

• Hall of Famer Bill Hartman dies at 90

• Buoniconti finally returning to Citadel

• W. Alabama hires ex-Temple coach Wallace

• Meyer sends tough message to Florida RBs

• Sugar Bowl staff returns to New Orleans

• Florida State begins spring practice

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• Weis unsatisfied as Irish begin drills

• Oklahoma's Peterson has first practice

• More confident Pitt opens practice

• Gophers missing their 1,000-yard rushers

• Mountaineers face elevated expectations

• Tedford ready to reinvent Cal's offense

• Wyoming forced indoors due to snow

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Carroll lists Booty as No. 1 USC quarterback

By JOHN NADEL, AP Sports Writer
April 14, 2006

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John David Booty was listed Friday as Southern California's No. 1 quarterback, despite missing nearly all of spring practice because of a bulging disc in his back that required surgery.

USC coach Pete Carroll said Booty would enter training camp in August ahead of redshirt freshman Mark Sanchez, who was impressive while getting most of the work at quarterback during the past three weeks.

"That only makes sense to me," Carroll told reporters. "(Booty) feels terrific -- he has no pain at all. To see John David feeling so good gives us the feeling he's going to jump out of this rehab. He wants to throw right now -- he feels like he can throw right now."

USC's final spring practice Friday was rained out and rescheduled for next week.

Carroll said Booty, who underwent surgery March 31, faced a rehabilitation period of at least eight weeks.

"We've got to make sure John David makes it back," Carroll said. "I wouldn't count Mark out, he's done too well. Mark's gained more ground on him -- he had a great spring. His bid to start has been enhanced by that."

Booty completed 27 of 42 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions as Matt Leinart's backup last fall. Booty will be a fourth-year junior next season.

Whoever wins the job will be succeeding a pair of Heisman Trophy winners -- Carson Palmer won the award as college football's outstanding player in 2002, and Leinart won it in 2004.

Leinart won the starting job in spring practice three years ago, and guided USC to a 37-2 record from 2003-05.

"Mark Sanchez is ahead of where Matt was (three years ago) at this time. John David is far ahead of that," Carroll said. "Matt went ripping from this point forward, as we all know.

"I'm not worried about it -- I think we're real lucky to be in the position we're in. There's no doubt in my mind we'll expect real good quarterback play."

Ryan Powdrell, a 250-pound converted linebacker, was listed as the No. 1 tailback on the depth chart, but faces stiff competition from several highly regarded incoming freshmen this summer.

"Absolutely, heck yeah," Carroll said when asked if one of those freshmen could win the starting job. "We're counting on that competition."

Powdrell is also expected to play at fullback.

Tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White both passed up their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, leaving USC with very little experience at tailback.

White had been forecast as a first-round pick, but it was reported Thursday in Denver that he had a torn right hamstring.

USC is scheduled to open the season Sept. 2 at Arkansas.

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Highly touted Clausen announces he will play for Notre Dame

By TOM COYNE, AP Sports Writer
April 22, 2006

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, rated as one of the top high school football players in the nation heading into his senior season, announced Saturday he will play for Notre Dame in 2007.

Clausen, the most highly touted recruit for the Fighting Irish since Ron Powlus arrived in 1993, announced his decision at the College Football Hall of Fame, four hours before Notre Dame's annual spring game.

Clausen, whose two older brothers, Casey and Rick, played at Tennessee, chose the Irish over Southern California and South Carolina. He said Irish coach Charlie Weis, who helped turn Brady Quinn into a record-setting quarterback, was the biggest factor in his decision.

"I think every high school quarterback would want to play under Coach Weis," he said.

He wasn't considering Notre Dame before Weis arrived. But Clausen said he was influenced by Weis' four Super Bowl rings.

"That's what I'm going to come here for, to try to get four national championship rings," he said.

Clausen, of Westlake Village, Calif., said he will enroll in January at Notre Dame, which began allowing early enrollees this year.

Clausen plans to help Weis recruit immediately. Running back Marc Tyler, another highly rated recruit and a teammate of Clausen's at Oaks Christian School attended the news conference.

"I'm going to try to get the best athletes I can, starting with Marc," he said.

Clausen has led his high school to a 27-0 record the last two seasons. He threw for 2,778 yards and 30 touchdowns last year. A year earlier he passed for 3,665 yards.

Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said Clausen is the most highly touted quarterback he's seen in his 27 years in the business, at least publicity-wise.

"He has two older brothers who were accomplished, big-time passers and he's been training for this since he was 5 years old," Lemming said. "He's a precision passer and he's miles ahead of everyone else I've seen this year."

But Lemming said that doesn't mean Clausen will automatically be the starter after Quinn leaves following this season. Lemming said Clausen will be challenged by Demetrius Jones and Zach Frazer, two incoming freshmen.

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NCAA approves instant replay

May 30, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) - Instant replay will become a part of Division I-A football games after all.

More than two months after tabling the issue, the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) on Tuesday approved a proposed video-replay system for games starting this fall.

On February 9, the NCAA on Thursday approved a standardized video-review system across all Division I-A conferences that would have a video official review all plays and allow each team one challenge per game.

However, the PROP decided on March 13 that it needed more feedback, particularly on coaches' challenges. The delay allowed the Football Rules Committee to receive input from the American Football Coaches Association and the Division I-A Collegiate Commissioners Association, which met in late April.

On Tuesday, the panel approved a revised proposal by the Football Rules Committee that calls for one challenge per team per game, provided the squad requesting the challenge has a timeout available.

If the challenge is successful, the team will keep its timeout, but that will be the only challenge allowed in the game for the squad. If the challenge fails, a timeout will be charged.

"This revised proposal achieves the intended result of the rules committee to incorporate a challenge into the video-replay system," panel chair and Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference commissioner John Cochrane said.

Two seasons ago, the Big Ten Conference experimented with instant replay, allowing a video official to stop the game to inspect reviewable plays that had a direct, competitive impact on the game.

In 2005, the majority of conferences implemented the Big Ten's system, though the Mountain West Conference allowed one challenge per team. A total of 35 plays were challenged all season, with the call on the field reversed five times.

Also on Tuesday, the PROP recommended that halftime of college football games last 20 minutes, but the competing schools can shorten or lengthen the break by mutual consent.

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ACC announces football TV schedule


The 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference pre-season television football schedule was released Tuesday and lists 18 games, including 12 regular season conference match-ups. The schedule is made up from the first three weeks of the season and its ESPN Thursday night package. North Carolina State is scheduled for one televised game, a matchup against Florida State on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Carter-Finley Stadium. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

ESPN is slated to televise nine games, while ESPN2 will carry two games, including Boston College at Central Michigan in the league's season opener on Thursday, August 31. ABC will air five games including the league's championship game scheduled for Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom is slated to carry two conference games starting with the Duke at Wake Forest contest on September 9.


The ACC has three primetime national telecasts scheduled over the first three weekends of the season starting with Notre Dame at Georgia Tech on Sept. 2 (ABC; 8:00), Florida State at Miami, Sept. 3 (ABC; 8:00) and Clemson at Florida State, Sept. 16 (ESPN; 7:45).

After the weekend of September 16, ABC, ESPN and Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom will make their weekly selections using a 12-day option.

Thursday, August 31
Boston College at Central Michigan ESPN2 6 pm

Saturday, Sept. 2
Rutgers at North Carolina ABC 3:30 pm
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ABC 8 pm

Monday, Sept. 4
Florida State at Miami ABC 8 pm

Saturday, Sept. 9
Clemson at Boston College ABC 3:30 pm
Virginia Tech at North Carolina ESPN 12 pm
Duke at Wake Forest LFS/Raycom 12 pm

Thursday, Sept. 14
Maryland at West Virginia ESPN 7:30 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16
Duke at Virginia Tech LFS/Raycom 12 pm
Brigham Young at Boston College ESPN2 12 pm
Clemson at Florida State ESPN 7:45 pm

Thursday, Sept. 21
Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN 7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 5
Florida State at NC State ESPN 7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 12
Virginia Tech at Boston College ESPN 7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 19
North Carolina at Virginia ESPN 7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 26
Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN 7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 23
Boston College at Miami ESPN 7:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 2
Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship ABC 1:00 p.m.

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