Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Texas fans have raised about $7,000 to have a pilot fly a banner over ESPN's "GameDay" telecast in Stillwater on Saturday with the inscription "45-35," the score of the Longhorns' victory over Oklahoma on Oct. 11.
David Thomas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: For the Bowl Championship Series, it has been a long tradition of messing up, starting way back in 1632.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State Athletic Director Jeff Schemmel said that he felt like his football program had reached a point on the field from which it "could not recover" with Chuck Long as coach.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Why Lane Kiffin is unqualified to be Tennessee's coach.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia reserve offensive lineman Kevin Perez is suspended for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech and the Bulldogs' bowl game after being arrested early Thursday for driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to obey stop and yield signs.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii and Washington State are in talks to move the 2009 game between the teams from Pullman to Qwest Field in Seattle.
Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah State is moving quickly to find Brent Guy's replacement. San Jose State assistant Kent Baer, Utah defensive coordinator Gary Anderson and former Utah State coach John L. Smith have already interviewed. South Florida assistant Mike Canales is expected to fly into Salt Lake City this weekend for an interview.
Austin Ward, Casper Star-Tribune: A Wyoming Department of Transportation plane returned to Laramie on Wednesday afternoon after making three stops in the coaching search. The jet visited Lincoln for a reported interview with Huskers receivers coach Ted Gilmore, flew to Columbia for a likely sit-down with Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen and finished the night in Lansing for a layover — coincidentally the former home of ex-Michigan State coach John L. Smith.
Ron Bellamy, Eugene Register-Guard: For the Oregon and Oregon State coaching staffs, there’s more than simply pride at stake in the Civil War. There’s money.
John Canzano, Oregonian: A cracked helmet worn by the late Bob Jeremiah in Oregon State's 1967 upset of USC finds a way to its rightful home.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Boise State's Chris Petersen has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Ira Schoffel, Miami Herald: About three hours after being arrested on misdemeanor battery charges, Florida State freshman receivers Bert Reed and Cameron Wade were back at practice.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Why tight end Colin Peek, who transfered from Georgia Tech to Alabama after last season, will be eligible to play for the Crimson Tide in a bowl game.