Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: The Bowl Championship Series is such a disaster it's perfect.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: A Hall of Famer with 170 victories was outcoached by a wet-behind-the-headsets "interim" coach whose experience is a mere six games. Yes, veteran Steve Spurrier got schooled by the youngster, Dabo Swinney.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: If Charlie Weis is guilty of anything, it is being a square peg in a round hole.
San Venable, Knoxville News-Sentinel: It was only fitting that a cold, steady rain fell during Phil Fulmer's final game as Tennessee coach.
Rich Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky played an uninspired and unimaginative game against Tennessee. Its offense looked more confused and erratic than it looked in August. Its defense gave up the longest running play, longest passing play and longest drive that Tennessee generated all season.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Urban Meyer doesn't lose many games period, but he especially doesn't lose games to Florida's arch-antagonists. The Urbanator is the terminator when it comes to seeking and destroying the teams Florida fans most want to beat.
Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee Democrat: It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to know that Florida State is not in the same league as Florida, but he asked one anyway. "You can know what's going to happen, but if you don't make tackles and you miss assignments you're going to get beat," Seminole safey Myron Rolle said. "It got out of hand. I guess there's no way to stop them."
Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Star: A look at Saturday’s Border War, a pulsating, last-minute 40-37 Kansas triumph, gives you a pretty good indication of how Missouri wound up a "disappointing" 9-3. Gary Pinkel struggles with the details. Mark Mangino does not.
Geoff Calkins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: If you want to read a column about how crazy and terrible and unfair the firing of coaches has become, you've come to the wrong place. It's business, people. Nothing more, nothing less.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: It took 12 games, but Oregon finally got its signature victory, denying Oregon State a trip to the Rose Bowl.