Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: What is it with the Bowden coaching brothers? Both Terry and Tommy were fired/resigned/departed six games into a season. They departed 10 years apart, almost to the day. And both were replaced by former Alabama assistant coaches.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: A voter in the Harris Interactive poll has voted Utah No. 1. "Who votes for that?" asked Kyle Whittingham. "I know it wasn't me, and as far as I know, my mom doesn't have a vote in that. That is news to me. I didn't realize that. I guess somebody out there loves us. I'll take it." Link to the poll (pdf).
Marcia C. Smith, Orange County Register: Are football cleats — sleeker, more stylized, more comfortable and more flexible — to blame for a rash of foot injuries?
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: Disregard what you may have heard about Texas or Oklahoma. Utah is the college football world headquarters in 2008.
Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle: California could have tailback Jahvid Best and quarterback Nate Longshore back in the lineup for Saturday's game at Arizona.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Minnesota is bowl eligible, but Golden Gopher fans should not be making plans for Pasadena, not with a defense that gave up 550 yards to Illinois, 462 of those passing.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Washington State has lost another quarterback to injury. Marshall Lobbestael is out nine months after suffering tears to the anterior-cruciate and medial-collateral ligaments in his left knee.
Rick Scott, Daily Evergreen: Watching Washington State play football could drive anyone to drink.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: New Mexico's Rocky Long has been reprimanded for his comments critical of officiating in the Lobos' loss to Brigham Young.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Had a rule not been changed last offseason, Notre Dame would have been able to run one more play from the North Carolina seven-yard line with three seconds left.
Caulton Tudor: Raleigh News & Observer: Was anyone really surprised that the Atlantic Coast Conference director of football officials endorsed the two controversial late-game replay overturns in the Notre Dame-North Carolina game?
Dave Fairbank, Newport News Daily Press: The present college football recruiting model is a little like the nation's fractured mortgage system. College football coaches are mortgage lenders. Recruits are aspiring homeowners.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: After a 4-1 start, all signs point to another collapse by Arizona.
Maureen Fulton, Toledo Blade: Two Toledo starters, including one of the team's captains, were arrested early Sunday after the Rockets' 13-10 victory over Michigan.
Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post: The Sun Belt Conference has apologized to Florida Atlantic University for an accusation by a member of the Troy athletic department against Owl defensive end Robert St. Clair.
Todd Sponsler, The 50-Yard Lion: Video of former Michigan standout Braylon Edwards in a Penn State T-shirt, the Wolverines' opponent this Saturday. Edwards must still be upset with Rich Rod, who earlier threatened to let any Michigan player wear No. 1, which has been given to a receiver since 1979.
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