Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Sylvester Croom has resigned as Mississippi State's coach.
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Hiring Lane Kiffin as Tennessee's next coach was a huge gamble and has created a Neyland Stadium-size crowd of second-guessers.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Could former Minnesota and Kansas coach Glen Mason, who has a long relationship with San Diego State athletic director Jeff Schemmel, be in the mix to become the Aztecs' coach?
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington has made little progress in hiring a coach, and the pool of candidates continues to shrink.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Bill Lynch has gotten a vote of confidence from incoming Indiana athletic director Fred Glass.
Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune: Illinois is getting criticized for spending $6 million on a tutoring center that assists only athletics.
Ray Parrillo, Philadelphia Inquirer: It's time for Big 12 Conference officials to squirm and advocates of a college football playoff system to scream.
Jeff Smith, Oregonian: A lot of chatter about Oregon offensive coordinator Chip Kelly being set to interview for the head coaching opening at Syracuse.
Geoff Calkins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: What a difference a year makes. Ed Orgeron is gone and so is the losing. Houston Nutt has Mississippi headed to a bowl game, most likely the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: There's no way to suggest things are looking up for UCLA the way this season has unfolded. It has been a disaster and the best anyone can hope for now is spirited play against USC to avoid yet another slaughter.
Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: In a season that has been an uphill battle for the last two months, it's somehow fitting that Colorado's last-gasp hope for a bowl game came down to an opponent achieving the near impossible.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Fresno State wasn't the villain. The villain for Boise State in an otherwise fairy-tale Friday was the Bowl Championship Series. As powerful as the Broncos looked against the Bulldogs, they almost certainly will be left out of the BCS party when the selections are announced Dec. 7.
John Moredich, Tucson Citizen: It appears that Arizona's Mike Stoops has met all the expectations for this season. Yet many fans are still upset with the direction of the program and the fact the Wildcats don't have a better record.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: A record 39 teams have appeared in the 2008 BCS standings with two standings remaining.
Richard Davenport, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Former USC running back Broderick Green, who attended Arkansas’ 31-30 victory over Louisiana State on Friday, said he plans to enroll at Arkansas and will participate in spring practice.
Thayer Evans, New York Times: The amazing comeback of Abilene Christian quarterback Billy Don Malone.