Pete Thamel, New York Times: Examining the Charlie Weis-Notre Dame mess and why the coach is likely — barring a blowout loss at USC — to return in 2009.
Paul FInebaum, Mobile Press-Register: What chance does Auburn have of pulling the upset against Alabama? Two shots: Slim and none.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News: No conference can match the coaching turnover in the Mountain West, were three teams now have openings.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Chris Petersen says he won't lobby to get his team in a Bowl Championship Series game. "It's not what we do."
Richard Sandomir, New York Times: Assets and subscriber revenue give ESPN an edge in rights bidding.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Has Texas A&M become the Big 12 South's new floormat?
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Hlist. America's favorite college football collection of quips, quotes and quackery.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Friday's game between Mississippi State and Mississippi will be the final broadcast for Raycom Sports, ending a 17-year run of serving as the Southeastern Conference's regional television syndicator for football.
Mick McGrane and Brent Schrotenboer: San DIego Union-Tribune: Chuck Long said he had no inkling of his impending dismissal at San Diego State, but university president Stephen Weber disclosed that an effort to raise private money to buy out the final two years of Long's contract had been in the works for more than two weeks.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Bill Snyder will find things tougher at Kansas State the second time around.
Steve Yanda, Washington Post: Can coaches spend too much time watching film?
Chloe White, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Carol Petersen, the wife of Tennessee president John Petersen has been restricted from contacting donors and staff after a confrontation that humiliated a key volunteer and reportedly ended with Carol Petersen yelling at her husband.
Losers With Socks: You heard it here first: Lane Kiffin is the next coach at Tennessee.
Awful Announcing: Your college football announcing schedule for Week 14.
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