Heisman Update

Interest seems to be very low this year but here’s how I’m thinking with one more week for some possible shuffling.
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden.

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Nellum To USC (Again)

Long Beach Poly track and football player Bryshon Nellum gave USC permission to send his letter of intent to the Pac-10 today, a week after the Trojans released him because of a mix-up understanding NCAA rules by a compliance official. Nellum must sit out a year of football by signing in November but he probably will concentrate anyways because he wants to try to make the U.S. Olympic team.
Nellum’s decision will deflate some schools that wanted to sign him in the spring after USC released him.

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Who’s Missing?

Look at the nine finalists for the Football Writers of America Assn. Coach of the Year Award.
Houston’s Art Briles, Michigan’s Lloyd Carr, Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe, Hawaii’s June Jones, BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall, Arkansas’ Houston Nutt, Boise State’s Chris Petersen, Rutgers’ Greg Schiano, and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops.

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Sideline Irony

Carmen Trutanich, lawyer to several USC football players, and his arch-rival, vice president of student affairs Michael Jackson, were both on the sideline during the Notre Dame game. But Trutanich brought back up, with Los Angeles County district attorney Steve Cooley by his side.

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