Michael Cunningham, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Just in time because on Saturday Florida and Georgia are set to possibly decide which one-loss Southeastern Conference team might force its way into the Bowl Championship Series title game. The SEC is not the greatest college football conference in the universe. Far from it.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: American Football Coaches Association president Grant Teaff tries to settle the SEC vs. Big 12 feud.
Eric Finley, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: It's probably the biggest game in Texas Tech history, but some season ticket holders are considering selling their tickets for Saturday's game against Texas for big bucks. Red Raider officials are hoping 17,000 fans show up for ESPN's "GameDay" broadcast, which would be a record.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Sports merchandise giant Nike is preparing Boise State merchandise for potential appearances in the Orange, Fiesta, Sugar and Rose bowls. But don't get too excited: Nike is doing the same for all of its teams with a chance at a BCS game.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii is leaving on an 11-day, 7,064-mile, four-state trip that will keep the Warriors on the mainland for back-to-back games in an attempt to spare the players some of the rigors of travel and save the athletic department money. Hawaii will travel 33,264 miles and spend 26 days on the road this season.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida officials have apparently told linebacker Brandon Spikes to keep his political views to himself. Spikes has been outspoken in his support of Barack Obama.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Washington was correct in firing Tyrone Willingham, but that doesn't mean Notre Dame was right in firing Willingham after only three seasons as coach.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: The coaching carousel: Plenty of jobs expected to be open out west.
Danny O'Neil, Seattle Times: Seattle Seahawk assistant Jim Mora isn't talking about the opening at Washington. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Twenty years ago, Hal Mumme and Mike Leach were coaching together at tiny Iowa Wesleyan.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Trying to sort out winners from losers in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Of the 12 teams, only North Carolina State has no shot at winning its division.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: ESPN is preparing a report about the death of Central Florida player Ereck Plancher. It will air on "Outside the Lines" Sunday morning.
Matt Hinton, Dr. Saturday: Tulsa offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn's return to Arkansas is big on many fronts, the biggest being keeping the Hurricane's perfect season and BCS hopes alive.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: The Mountain West is a conference of haves and have-nots.
Michael Murphy, Houston Chronicle: Houston's Patrick Edwards, who suffered a grisly break of his right leg Tuesday night, underwent surgery. The receiver is hopeful he can return to playing next season.
Rod Walton, Tulsa World: SemGroup LP co-founder Tom Kivisto, who has donated millions to Kansas football, has been fired from the company he helped start eight years ago.
Jeff White, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia fullback Rashawn Jackson is facing grand larceny and breaking and entering charges. His status for Saturday's game against Miami is uncertain.