Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Former Tennessee coach Johnny Majors attended his first Volunteer practice since his firing in 1992. Majors earlier attended a staff meeting with Lane Kiffin and his assistants. "[He] kind of ran the staff meeting," Kiffin joked. "I was supposed to be in charge. He just took over."
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida's Jim Leavitt said he will run a timed 40-yard dash as part of the team's promotions for the spring game.
Chip Towers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A new book scheduled to be released Tuesday in Atlanta paints a not-so-favorable picture of University of Georgia President Michael Adams and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Brian Dohn, Los Angeles Daily News: Former Nebraska quarterback Patrick Witt said UCLA is one of four schools he is considering transferring to, and he is in the process of setting up a visit. Stanford, Duke and Yale are also on his list.
David Goricki, Detroit News: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez confirmed that quarterback Nick Sheridan has a fracture of his lower right leg. He will be out four to six weeks.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Justin Chaisson, a defensive end who recently signed to play at Oklahoma, was arrested in Las Vegas and has been charged with multiple criminal acts. According to police, Chaisson, 18, assaulted his 15-year-old girlfriend by holding a screwdriver to her neck and making threats to her. Plus, receiver Corey Wilson, who a month ago was critically injured in a car crash, is improving and may be released from a rehabilitation center next week.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina backup fullback Dustyn McElroy has been dismissed from the team after allegedly biting a man in the face during a fight outside the Village Idiot bar and restaurant in Five Points last week. Plus, cornerback C.C. Whitlock has been suspended indefinitely for academic reasons and other issues.
Mark Janssen, Manhattan Mercury: Deon Murphy and Edward Prince are no longer with the Kansas State team. Murphy, a receiver, caught 37 passes for 555 yards and six touchdowns as a junior last season. Prince started five games at left tackle as a junior.
John Hunt, Oregonian: The Oregon-Boise State game at Boise has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 3.
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: USC cornerback Shareece Wright had the charge of resisting a police officer against him reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: New offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said he expects USC to operate from the shotgun formation on third down if the quarterbacks prefer it.
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: The story behind Bill Stewart's decision to join Twitter.
Bill Cole, Winston Salem Journal: North Carolina athletics director Dick Baddour has agreed to a three-year contract extension through June 30, 2012. His salary will remain at $295,000.
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