Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News: Sources tell the newspaper that Tony Franklin has been fired as Auburn offensive coordinator.
Matthew Thompson, Charleston Daily Mail: A scene in the film "The Express" that shows fans in Morgantown hurling garbage and shouting racial epithets at Ernie Davis did not happen, according to former West Virginia and Syracuse players.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: You can trace Washington's problems to poor recruiting classes of 2004-06. Only 24 players remain from the three classes.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: A look at coaches on the hot seat. Who will get fired, who might get fired and who probably won't get fired, depending on how things go.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: According to Washington State long-snapper Zach Enyeart, the first time the Cougars punted Saturday, the official handed him a UCLA ball that was nearly flat. When he protested, Enyeart was told by the official to "deal with it."
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: A voodoo curse is now being blamed for the ills of Syracuse football.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Now that he's armed with a contract extension through 2012, Dan Hawkins wants to change Colorado state law so his assistants can get long-term deals.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State offensive lineman Steve Rehring missed several plays during the victory at Wisconsin because "he had to go to the bathroom," according to Jim Tressel.
Ted Lewis, Times-Picayune: Bob Toledo says Tad Gormley Stadium should no longer be used for Tulane home games. "If they are going to play at a place like that, they need to fix it and make it a college football stadium. To be honest with you, I'd rather play in the Superdome."
Howie Stalwick, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Peter Roberts was a mild-mannered architecture student, is Washington State's new scout team quarterback.