Todd A. Sponsler, Harrisburg Patriot-News: What if Joe Paterno ran for president? Imagine the press conferences, which might go something like this ...
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia fans are not happy. One who made the trip to Boulder for the Mountaineers' 17-14 overtime loss to Colorado yelled at coach Bill Stewart, "What are you gonna do with those timeouts now?"
Joe Ovies, 850 The Blog: West Virginia's loss could also damage the credibility of East Carolina, which needs the Mountaineers to win as much as possible to boost its Bowl Championship Series stock.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Just when you thought USC was out of challenges. Pete Carroll is worried that his players, who have been given two days off, will get into trouble. "It's a tremendous challenge for everybody to stay in line, to keep track of what's going on and do the right thing," he said.
Russell Adams, Wall Street Journal: Meet Bobby Purcell, the executive director of North Carolina State's Wolfpack Club. He's regarded as the best in the fundraising business, having raised over $200 million in donations for North Carolina State athletics since 1997.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: It has come to his attention through the magic of the Intrawebs some people think that he unnecessarily picks on Notre Dame. That's just not true. It's completely necessary.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: You think it can't get worse? The misery index at Syracuse is off the charts.
Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson has lined up a steady diet of cupcakes. The Tigers now have I-AA opponents on the schedule through 2016.
Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina called in a structural engineering firm to check the safety Kenan Stadium after a small chunk of concrete fell into the stands during the Tar Heels' opener against McNeese State on Aug. 30.
Brian Morelli and Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: An independent report said the University of Iowa mishandled a sexual assault investigation
involving two former players and criticized two university vice
presidents for their roles but rejected the idea there was a cover-up.
David Perlmutt, Charlotte Observer: North Carolina Charlotte chancellor Phil Dubois recommended the school field a football team by 2013, but with one condition to measure support: Fans need to raise $5 million in six months to help build a $45.3 million stadium complex.
Topeka Capital-Journal: Kansas State running back Leon Patton has been kicked off the team after being charged with one count of child abuse involving a 4-month-old baby boy.