Luciana Chavez, Raleigh News & Observer: What was a University of Tennessee plane doing at the Raleigh airport Sunday night? Officials say it was to drop off school president John Petersen for a Southeast U.S.-Japan conference and had nothing to do with Duke's David Cutcliffe being interviewed as a possible replacement for Phil Fulmer.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: What the Bowl Championship Series standings should really look like, with four Southeastern Conference teams in the top nine, including Florida at No. 4.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Maryland's Ralph Friedgen said that Atlantic Coast Conference coaches discussed the possibility during spring meetings of adding a ninth conference game and dropping one of the four nonconference games. "Coaches were not for that because it would knock a lot of us out of bowl games," he said. Plus, the ACC race could be headed for a photo finish.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Here's a curious coaching triangle involving Notre Dame. Charlie Weis and Tyrone Willingham will settle it on the field Saturday with Bob Davie in the TV booth.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Will Notre Dame's first offensive play against Washington be a pass to the right?
Angelique S. Chengelis and David Goricki, Detroit News: It has come to this for Michigan. George Perles, the former Michigan State coach and founder and CEO of the Motor City Bowl, wants the Wolverines for the Dec. 26 game in Detroit.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Opponents continue to use blitz packages against Texas, but Colt McCoy is making them pay, completing an astonishing 81.2% of his passes.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Not too long ago, talk regarding Indiana centered on what it needed to do to qualify for a second consecutive bowl game. Now, it's: Can the Hoosiers win another game?
Ted Miller, ESPN.com: The Pacific 10 needs to rethink its ambitious scheduling and load up on cupcake opponents like everybody else.
Austin Ward, Rocky Mountain News: Wyoming's Joe Glenn, whose team has stumbled to a 2-5 record, is feeling the heat.
Deborah Ziff, Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin has designated Saturday's homecoming game against Illinois as the first carbon-neutral game in the Big Ten.
Chris Gable, Reno Gazette-Journal: A recruit in Arizona received multi-page letters from an inmate in the California State Penitentiary system urging him to choose Notre Dame.
Anne Ryman, Arizona Republic: Does size matter? Ohio State again has the largest enrollment at 53,715. Arizona State is No. 2 at 52,734 and Florida is No. 3 at 51,413.