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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

August 20, 2006
Birthday - President Benjamin Harrison (23rd President)

From ecupirates.com
-Offense Gains Upper Hand In Second Scrimmage
  East Carolina's offensive units combined to score three touchdowns and set up three field goals while turning in a near turnover-free effort during the Pirates' second intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
-Women's Soccer Competes In Scrimmage

Pirates conduct spirited scrimmage, meet with fans
  The East Carolina Pirates had a collective 19 possessions with the football Saturday afternoon in another dry run for the real thing.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Charlotte Observer
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Q&A with Skip Holtz
  Skip Holtz has energized an East Carolina fan base eager for a winner by going 5-6 in 2005 after the Pirates were 3-20 the previous two seasons under John Thompson.
-East Carolina

Pirates’ offense improves execution
Washington Daily News

Pirates linebackers battle inexperience
Raleigh News & Observer

Navy defense dominates scrimmage
scout.com

Panthers beat down Garrard, Jaguars roll over Jaguars
  "A real tough night," said Garrard, a former East Carolina quarterback. "I haven't had one of those in quite a while. I guess it happens to the best of us.
Green
sboro News Record

Defense anchors Panthers
  Garrard, a former ECU quarterback and Southern Durham High graduate, fumbled three times and threw two interceptions.
Raleigh News & Observer

Panthers’ defense smothers Jaguars
  It was hardly the outing Garrard, a former East Carolina star, wanted when he was given a chance to showcase his skills with the first-team offense.
Fayetteville Observer

Opinion by Greg Hansen
  Zach Baker, an outstanding football player at Sabino High School and Pima College, is in camp with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.  After two standout seasons at East Carolina, Baker has played well enough in training camp to be considered a 50-50 chance to make the opening day roster.
Arizona Daily Star

August 19, 2006
Birthday - President William Jefferson Clinton (42nd President)

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Note to readers: Sunday content to be limited
Pirates set to scrimmage, meet fans today
Marshall hires NCSU aide as baseball coach
Stitt leaving WSSU for hometown post

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Kevin Monroe, Phil Dixon)

Pirates Eye Scrimmage, Turn In Light Workout
ecupirates.com

Blake, Dye headline new ECU class
  East Carolina will induct five new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame this year including former All-America quarterback Jeff Blake, coach Pat Dye, All-America swimmer Ted Gartman, career women's basketball assists leader Gaynor O'Donnell and All-America outfielder Pat Watkins.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Jags to take a long look at Garrard
  Former ECU star waits for shot at starting role
Columbia (SC) The State

Jags look for go-to guy
  Focus placed on Garrard, receivers in game tonight
Florida Times Union

Garrard hopes to boost stock against Panthers
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

NFL yardstick sizes up college programs
  We've devised a new yardstick for measuring the greatness of college football programs - how well their alumni perform in the pros....Perhaps the loudest surprise came from one of the quietest programs in our study: East Carolina.
Gainesville Sun

August 18, 2006
Bad Poetry Day
Little League Baseball World Series

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Wimps need not apply to School of Mike Golden

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Goal line work livens up flat practice for ECU
'Pack third sacker defects to Cowboys
Indiana's Sampson in hot water with NABC

WNCT: Talk of the Town

Pirates Continue Prep Work For Second Scrimmage
ecupirates.com

Newness gone from ECU camp
  The romantic side of football camp, if there was one, was all petered out for the East Carolina Pirates Thursday afternoon.
Greenville Daily Reflector

August 17, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Dosh likes his destination after winding journey

-Cherubini: Bonesville Magazine Teaser #3
Pirate Club's new boss brings strong track record
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU kicker Lee selected to Groza watch list
Another Pinkney gets plaudits for Pirates
Individual ECU game tickets go on sale
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Mick Mixon)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Emphasize Team-On-Team Work
-ECU Football Single-Game Tickets Now On Sale
-ECU's Robert Lee Named To Lou Groza Watch List

Holtz has ECU on track
  ECU is coming off a 5-6 season and a 4-4 finish in Conference USA, which might not sound like much. But for a proud program that had gone 3-20 in the previous two seasons under coach John Thompson, Holtz has restored credibility and an even more precious commodity -- hope.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

ECU counts on better defensive line
  To improve, East Carolina's defense must get better up front.
Winston Salem Journal

Pinkney sharpening skills with Pirates' first-team offense
  Eyeing the field in an 11-on-11 scrimmage mode is like a reward for good behavior during summer drills for James Pinkney and the East Carolina Pirates.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Linebacker shuffle
  Farrow’s Achilles injury puts Eskridge into the mix
-Young Pirates go through no-tackle scrimmage
  Holtz says Drew is coming along at TE

August 16, 2006
Joe Miller’s Joke Day
Anniversary - Elvis Presley's Death

From Bonesville.net
-Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Players jockey for positions as kickoff approaches

-Cherubini: Bonesville Magazine Teaser #2
Passionate Pirate gives his all to pursue a vision
-BVL: ECU Football 2006 Preseason Depth Chart
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Bucs have depth chart heading into scrimmage
Calipari assistant named UTEP hoops coach
Clemson gives Leggett new five-year contract
WNCT: Talk of the Town

East Carolina Releases First Depth Chart
ecupirates.com

Pirates asking redshirt freshman to fill void at linebacker
  Just when he was fitting into the suit of a safety, Van Eskeridge was asked to try on the idea of playing linebacker for the East Carolina Pirates.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Humbled Allison excelling at ECU
  Former Kannapolis Brown star doesn't take game for granted
Charlotte Observer

ECU football much deeper in Holtz’ second go round
  East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz had to bite the bullet last season, redshirting all but two freshmen, as well a handful of upperclassmen, in order to prepare for the new-look Pirates.
New Bern Sun Journal

August 15, 2006
Best Friend's Day
Feast of the Assumption / Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Catholic)
National Relaxation Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk
Preparations geared to building depth
-Cherubini: Bonesville Magazine Teaser #1
Holtz recruiting strategy nets class of distinction
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Denny O'Brien)
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Get ready to "Meet the Pirates" on Saturday
Depth chart looms as Bucs continue drills
Red Raiders dedicate season to fallen coach

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Return To Work After Scrimmage
  After conducting their first scrimmage of the season Saturday and following with an off-day Sunday, East Carolina Head Football Coach Skip Holtz and the Pirates returned to work Monday with a pair of workouts at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.
-Meet The Pirates Night Set For Saturday

Pirates' Farrow likely out for season
  East Carolina senior transfer linebacker Orlando Farrow has likely been lost for the season with what was described by coach Skip Holtz Monday as a lower leg injury.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates enter another week of preseason workouts seeking depth at key positions
  As the Pirates’ football team enters this week’s practices, depth at several key positions remains one of the top focuses of the coaching staff.
-ECU’s Ross positioned for success
  Pirates are supposed to be mean and angry. But as the 2006 football season gets set to kick off, Kasey Ross is one happy buccaneer.

Fresh Approach- Pirates' extreme makeover brings upgrade in talent
  Ricky Stokes practically will have a whole new team at East Carolina next season.
Winston Salem Journal

Kickoff Bonus- East Carolina
850 The Buzz.com

NFL: Garrard impresses, but no QB debate
Orlando Sentinel

CFL: Crandell could get the call at QB
Regina Leader-Post

Future Opponent: Mids QBs may be branching out
Baltimore Sun

August 14, 2006
V.J. Day

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 277
Tough schedule could mask progress

-BVL: Football recruiting thumbnails updated
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

New thumbnails: Freeney, McNeil, Perryman
Blazers hold first scrimmage on Sunday
NCAA clears Snider to play this season at Tulsa
Kansas officials undergo NCAA grilling

George Koonce Goes From Leading Players On The Field To Off
  After middle linebacker George Koonce tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the San Francisco 49ers during the Divisional Playoff game in January, 1997, he took on a different role with the Packers three weeks later in Super Bowl XXXI.
packers.com

Crandell staying prepared
  "Up here you need a block heater (in the car)," Crandell, a year-round Regina resident, said with a laugh following Wednesday's practice. "You have to stay ready, stay warm. That's how it is as a backup quarterback."
Regina Leader-Post

August 20, 2006

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Surprise! Deacs are favorites
-Wolfpack plays its final scrimmage
-Duke's young center leads a younger line

Hokies' defense stifles offense in scrimmage
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Bowden discouraged by fumbles, penalties
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Defense dominates for Deacons
  It's all even after Wake Forest's second scrimmage of the preseason on new FieldTurf
-Amato and Coker need to have big seasons

New rules mean less football
Raleigh News & Observer

The Top 50 Prep Prospect list (PDF)
Fayetteville Observer

Skins give Gibbs cause for concern
The Virginian Pilot

August 19, 2006

Holtz talks about South Carolina
Columbia (SC) The State
(AP)

Ex-U.Va. guard will transfer to Liberty
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tigers crack top 25 in media poll
Greenville (SC) News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Amato whipping defense into shape
-Q&A with Steve Spurrier

UNCW names Furr coach
Wilmington Star News

Stitt resigns as men's basketball coach at WSSU
W
inston Salem Journal

August 18, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New ACC schedules- the highs and Lowe
  NC State opens with Wofford on Nov. 10 in the RBC Center and has an unusual schedule that includes consecutive games against East Carolina, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Greensboro in addition to non-conference games with Alabama and Cincinnati.
-Heels' QBs struggle
  Offense sputters during scrimmage.
-Canes healing slowly
  Kaberle, Stillman may not be ready.
-Canes' staff shuffles
  VP West leaving to put family first.

U.Va. Report- Top receiver Williams hopes to be back Sept. 21
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Clemson LB Billie breaks right ankle
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Prep notes- Streak at 92 straight
  Charlotte Independence's 92 straight victories are the second-longest in U.S. history. De La Salle High in Concord, Calif. won 151 straight, a 12-year streak that ended in 2004.
-Q&A With Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe

Wofford football | Terriers looking forward to battle with USC
Columbia (SC) The State

August 17, 2006

From the Charlotte Observer
-WR Robinson arrested
  Ex-N.C. State player charged with DWI
-Q&A with Frank Beamer

ASU decides not to have game on ESPNU
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels following fathers' leads
  UNC-CH roster features three sons of former players.
-Blue Devils defense feeding off feel-good vibe

August 16, 2006

Eagles face tough hoops schedule
  Winthrop men's basketball schedule includes trips to Mississippi State, Maryland, Wisconsin, East Carolina, Old Dominion, Texas A&M and Northern Illinois.
Charlotte Observer

Q&A with Virginia's Al Groh
Charlotte Observer

Basketball backup plans transfer from U.Va.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Gamecocks' Isaac out for three games
  South Carolina safety Brandon Isaac will have to sit out the first three games this season after a mistake was made determining how many credits he transferred from junior college.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

USC’s schedule full of potential pitfalls
  January stretch against Kansas, UGA, Florida and UK is biggest test
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Mental game focus of Devils' scrimmage
-Montgomery brings much back to Duke

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU coaches to get look at backups in scrimmage
-Silent Steve- Panthers' Smith back at practice, but not talking to media

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blackman is catching on
-Duke defense dominates
-UNC-Rocky Mount- System to study idea

Another Redskin goes down
The Virginian Pilot

August 15, 2006

Spurrier closes his practices
  Too revealing fan sites upset USC coach
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Appalachian State adds scoring punch with Brand, Booth
  Booth chose Appalachian over East Carolina, UNC Wilmington and Winthrop.
-Lutz got big class to reverse 49ers' slide
-High Expectations- Gattis, free safety for Wake Forest, wants to lead his teammates to bowl game in his final season

From the Charlotte Observer
-Leggett signs 5-year deal at Clemson
-Q&A with Wolfpack's Chuck Amato
-Fox attends funeral for Minter's mother
-The Keyshawn Experiment
  So far, Johnson has been a model teammate

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH's Mullins waits for approval
-NHL/Canes: Cup boosts ticket sales

Portis airs frustrations; Gibbs defends himself
The Virginian Pilot

Leggett agrees to new deal
  Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett has signed a new five-year contract, putting to rest speculation about whether the school's longtime coach would remain with the Tigers.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Sources- Chavis out for season
  UNC-CH recruit Miguel Chavis has been declared academically ineligible for the 2006 football season
Fayetteville Observer

Hokies safety Martin out for hernia surgery
Hampton Roads Daily Press

August 14, 2006

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Tailbacks Brown, Baker get to play together this year
  For much of last season, one of N.C. State's most dangerous offensive players stood on the sideline. When Toney Baker played, Andre Brown watched. When Brown took the ball, Baker took a seat.
-All eyes are on QB Stone
-Redskins Lose Portis in Preseason Opener

N.C. State finds talent by taking a short trip to the Port City
Wilmington Star News

Secondary no longer a primary concern for U.Va.
The Virginian Pilot

Bowden pleased with fans' high expectations
Greenville (SC) News

 

August 20, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Marshall University Hires Jeff Waggoner as Head Baseball Coach
-Southern Miss Holds Second Major Scrimmage

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-White shines through in Herd scrimmage
-Kopp makes smart move at right time

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Slow start hurts Herd
  First-teamers struggle in simulation
-Herd offensive line limping into shape

Blazers productive in final scrimmage
  The UAB football team ran 109 plays in Saturday's second and final scrimmage of fall camp at Legion Field.
Birmingham News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-For USM, McCaleb is Mr. Reliable
-Hull, Fletcher head improved running game during scrimmage

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers take positive steps forward
-U of M Notebook- Walking wounded

Scelfo brings perspective and stability
  From his second-floor office at the Wilson Center, Chris Scelfo was looking down on the McWilliams Athletic Complex and the Tulane football team's proving ground, which, at that particular moment last week, was just as it was throughout the 2005 football season: Empty.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Veteran Welsh ready to lead
Orlando Sentinel

Miners sharp during scrimmage
  Jordan Palmer was the highlight of UTEP's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at the Sun Bowl, completing 20 of 27 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns.
El Paso Times

August 19, 2006

In plane sight
  The UAB football team won't play an official home game until Sept. 9 when East Carolina comes calling.
Birmingham News

Football Ends Fourth Two-A-Day Practice With Shortened Afternoon Session
conferenceusa.com

Eagles' depth chart in day-to-day flux
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Tigers must find a spot for talented Mr. Hinds
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall hires new baseball skipper
  Jeff Waggoner, a native of Alliance, Ohio, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with N.C. State.
-Commitment to the future
  Marshall University's actions on Friday spoke volumes about the commitment to a resurgent football program.

Marshall extends Snyder’s contract through 2013
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Walk-on Miller getting noticed for hard work
  Hot weather, hard work and a position Tulane rarely uses -- those three issues should scare off a walk-on player trying to become Tulane's starting fullback.
New Orleans Times Picayune

New UTEP coach optimistic about players staying
El Paso Times

August 18, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 13
-Tulane Continues to Make Progress on Both Sides of the Ball during Thursday's Practice
-Cougars Move Indoors on Thursday
-Memphis Announces the Merging of Track Programs

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder agrees to contract extension
  Marshall president Stephen Kopp Kopp announced to team members that he and head coach Mark Snyder have reached agreement on a contract extension. Details weren't immediately available, but expect a formal announcement today.
-Herd's Cook trading places

Even at 6-1, MU lineman stands tall
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

UCF and USF get deal done
  It took a nudge from a third party, but UCF and USF will continue meeting on the football field for at least the next two years.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-
Tigers building character
-UAB's McSwain turns up motor

Bower- Eagles need mental toughness
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-LB Lyons moves up depth chart
-Louisianian Chatelain takes road less traveled to starting spot

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-How well does this Herd run together?
-Rodriguez can see rivalry with Herd

Tulsa's Coleman pays his dues
  Nick Brown says University of Tulsa linebacker Nelson Coleman is one of the good guys. Brown is the Kendall-Whittier fifth-grader Coleman mentored during the 2005-06 school year for Big Brothers and Sisters of Green Country.
Tulsa World

From the Dallas Morning News
-Kolb looks to lead Houston to C-USA title
-Starting SMU QB will have wart removed from foot
-SMU after first bowl game since 1984

Palmer could be key to success at UTEP
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Conference USA "Don't Miss" Games For 2006
scout.com

August 17, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 12
-Southern Miss Football Holds Third Two-A-Day Practice
-Cougars Claw Their Way Through Another Workout
-Tulane Holds First Two-A-Day Practice On Wednesday

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Spann might be Herd's X-Man
-Herd ticket sales on the way up

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-O'Connor shines in scrimmage
-Teammates name four as captains

Marshall football notebook
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Fletcher draws high praise
  Eyes USM starting spot
Biloxi Sun Herald

Bower- Golden Eagles must improve
Hattiesburg American

TU 2006- The Offense- Hurricane retooled
 
Scoreboard operators at Tulsa football games got a workout last season.  The offensive-minded Golden Hurricane averaged a Conference USA-leading 33.1 points per contest.
Tulsa World

TU's Ricard seeks old form in new year
 
The guy looked familiar.
New Orleans Times Picayune

August 16, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Blazers Battle Heat, Incliment Weather During Tuesday's Practice
-Southern Miss Football Returns To Practice Field Following Monday's Scrimmage
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 11
-Tigers Have First Fall Scrimmage
-Workouts Heat Up For Cougars

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Bower finds home, continued success at Southern Miss
  It's hard to beat Jeff Bower's resume.
-
Fletcher draws high praise
  Eyes USM starting spot

Bower- 'We were sloppy'
Hattiesburg American

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-MU receiver has come long way since fumble
-Unquestioned leader

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Quick start for freshman
-Special teams focus of scrimmage

Lengyel confident in direction of MU movie
  Lengyel became the new head coach when Marshall decided to carry on with the football program the following season.
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Ross is catching coaches' attentionc
Orlando
Sentinel

From the El Paso Times
-Barbee hires former Louisville star
  Tony Barbee has added at least one new assistant coach, having hired former Los Angeles Laker
-Injuries becoming a concern for Miners

TU's secondary is experienced, deep this season
 
It tied for third in Division I-A with 22 interceptions last season.
Tulsa World

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' 1st scrimmage leaves questions
-Basketball Tigers will face Vols Dec. 6

RIDING THE WAVE
 
Throughout the 2005 season, hardly a day went by that Tulane coach Chris Scelfo and his players didn't receive requests from the national media to do interviews.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane hopes a return to campus, Superdome prove a winning combo
NCAAfootball.net

SMU's defense shapes up
Dallas Morning News

Bulls add beef to schedule
  It wasn't extensive public lobbying from Knights coach George O'Leary that convinced USF, but rather a call from Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky.
St Petersburg Times

August 15, 2006

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP introduces Barbee as new basketball coach
  Barbee joins the Miner program following a six-year career as assistant for Memphis.
-Sore elbow sidelines Palmer
-UTEP cornerbacks need to step up in '06

UTEP Welcomes Barbee
  "All He Has Ever Done Is Win"
KXTS-TV

What does Barbee have to do now- Just succeed
CBS Sportsline

UTEP hires Memphis assistant Barbee as new coach
ESPN.com

From conferenceusa.com
-UTEP Hires Tony Barbee To Lead Men's Basketball Program
  UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull named Tony Barbee as the school's 17th men's basketball head coach on Monday. Barbee succeeds Doc Sadler, who recently accepted the head coaching position at the University of Nebraska.
-Practice Continues For Cougars
-Open Scrimmage at SMU Set For Saturday, Aug. 19
-Southern Miss Football Holds First Big Scrimmage
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 10

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Wagner to join Barbee on UTEP's staff
-Tigers taketop outside receiver back inside
-U of M notebook

Coon has surgery, out indefinitely
  UAB wide receiver Nick Coon dislocated his right shoulder during Sunday's scrimmage and will miss an extended period of time.
Bi
rmingham News

Waiver issue delays QB Mayo's arrival
Orlando
Sentinel

Blazers Aim for a Return to Dominance
CSTV.com

Veteran QB Kolb, Houston get down to business
USA Today

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder unconcerned about line injuries
-Making his case

Herd has favorable schedule
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Marshall preparing for long haul
  More young players spending time with first units to help develop needed depth
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

SIGNIFICANT SETBACK
  USM's D'Angelo out following knee surgery
Biloxi Sun Herald

Serious about the season
Hattiesburg American

SMU's Slater making progress toward No. 1 QB job
Dallas Morning News

August 14, 2006

From the El Paso Times
-Memphis assistant to be named UTEP coach
  Tony Barbee, a 35-year-old assistant coach at Memphis, will be named UTEP's head basketball coach today, sources close to the Miner basketball program have confirmed. Barbee was unavailable for comment Sunday, but one source close to the search said, "It's a done deal, 100 percent.
-No surprise this time- Tulsa, UCF favored

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' Barbee heading to UTEP
  This will be the first head-coaching job for the 35-year-old Barbee, who earned a reputation as one of the nation's top recruiters while spending the past six years on John Calipari's staff at the U of M.
-Barbee to coach at Texas-El Paso

Memphis assistant Barbee to take over UTEP
CBS Sportsline

UTEP finds new coach in Memphis assistant Barbee
ESPN.com

From conferenceusa.com
-Tigers Work Out In Heat On Day 4
-Defense Strong In SMU Scrimmage
-Blazer Football Team Holds First Preseason Scrimmage
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 9

Coach notes mistakes, penalties in scrimmage
  UAB head football coach Watson Brown said he'll watch the film of Sunday's 124-play scrimmage before passing judgment on his team's performance.
Bi
rmingham News

Defense holds key for Eagles
  Southern Mississippi's run to a fifth Conference USA championship could start and end on the defensive side of the football.
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Linebacker wants to join USM's elite
-Bower lauds Eagles for solid work ethic

Potential breaks in Herd schedule
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Wreck gives Marshall lineman new focus
-Herd line strapped with injuries
-WVU set to begin preparing for opener against Marshall

Bennett has his five offensive line starters
Dallas Morning News