Michael Elkon, Braves & Birds: What's this? A Georgia blogger acknowledges the Bulldogs aren't exactly road warriors when it comes to nonconference games. Thanks to Get The Picture, who has been going toe to toe with Elkon over this. A reminder that Georgia has traveled the fewest miles (358 to be exact) of any Division I-A team for nonconference games the past 10 seasons.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Who has the toughest nonconference schedule in the Pacific 10 for 2008? It's USC with a game at Virginia and home games against Ohio State and Notre Dame. Washington is second with home games against Brigham Young, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.
Bret Bloomquist, El Paso Times: Fred Rouse, touted as the nation's No. 1 receiver coming out of high school and a starter as a freshman at Florida State, is leaving Texas El Paso because of personal reasons.
Sean D. Hamill, New York Times: Welcome to Jeannette, Pa., which once produced 70% of the world's glass. Now the town is better known as the home to Terrelle Pryor.
Dena Potter, Associated Press: A study to be published in the Southern Economic Journal will examine the "Flutie Effect" to see if it is more than a myth.
Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Paul Johnson era is set to begin at Georgia Tech, with the Yellow Jackets scheduled to run through their first spring practice.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh, with 15 starters returning, opens spring drills expecting to be ranked in the top 25 in several preseason polls.
Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News: Penn State's defense appeared to be a strength entering 2008, but off-the-field issues have thinned the Nittany Lions' ranks.
Heath Urie, Boulder Daily Camera: Two Colorado players were charged with felony assault in connection with two different off-campus incidents.
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