Bob Condotta, Danny O'Neil and Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Scratch Jim Mora off the list of candidates for the Washington job. The Seattle Seahawk assistant reportedly said he's not interested. But one coach who might be is Texas Tech's Mike Leach.
Logan G. Carver, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Leach visited the estimated 1,700 students who have been camped outside of Texas Tech's Jones AT&T Stadium since Tuesday waiting for Saturday's game against Texas. Then the coach turned the crowd loose on a table full of barbecue.
Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Joe Paterno said that his aching right hip and leg will require surgery. The Penn State coach, who will turn 82 Dec. 21, remained vague about his injury but reiterated that he wants to have surgery in time to get back out on the road recruiting for next season.
Kelsey Ginck, Daily Collegian: A group of Penn State students upset that the official Nittany Lion paw print was changed to a four-toed paw instead of a five-toed paw have started "Keep Five Alive," a Facebook group committed to getting officials to reverse the 2006 decision.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Being rich does have its advantages. Maryland says it will allow beer and wine next season in the 64 new Byrd Stadium suites.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Brenda Monk, a former learning specialist at Florida State who played a primary role in an academic fraud case that involved more than 60 athletes, is planning to sue the university for defamation.
Christine Des Garennes, Champaign News-Gazette: Chief Illiniwek is poised for his comeback. Illinois students are organizing an event called "The Next Dance" in conjunction with the Illini game against Ohio State on Nov. 15. But not everyone is happy about the announcement.
The Big Lead: Sizing up the college football weekend.