Lenn Robbins, New York Post: The Fiesta Bowl is considering matching an undefeated Boise State vs. unbeaten Utah in the first non-BCS conference BCS bowl game. "It is something we are mulling," said John Junker, Fiesta Bowl president.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Lane Kiffin has agreed in principle to become Tennessee's coach. A tip of the cap to Losers With Socks, which scooped the world on Wednesday by reporting that Kiffin was the man.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' Colt McCoy said he will look into making himself eligible for the 2009 NFL draft. "Yeah," he said. "It would be stupid not to."
Jason Kelly, South Bend Tribune: By any objective measure, Charlie Weis has been beyond bad the last two years. After his first season, he emphasized that nine wins was not good enough. Right now he has nine wins over his last two seasons. Yes, Weis has run out of mulligans.
Dave Matter, Columbia Daily Tribune: The Missouri-Kansas series will stay at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium for four more years.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: The Cotton Bowl is giving strong consideration to inviting Texas Tech to the Jan. 2 game.
John Werner, Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor is set to move into a new $34 million athletics complex next week. It features a 13,000-square-foot weight room, a 5,000-square-foot training room, a 9,000-square-foot academic center, a state-of-the-art locker room and a team meeting room with 144 theater-style seats. Behind the complex sit two grass football fields and a $12.1 million indoor practice Facility.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: The Jorts Report: How a fashion faux pas has fueled a hatred for Florida and its fans.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: Eight North Carolina State players are testing helmets provided by a new company called Xenith. Players with long hair like the helmets because they say they fit better and don't thrust their faces too close to the mask.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: A Brigham Young fan who won a contest and earned a trip to ESPN headquarters tells about his experience, including rubbing elbows with Mark May and Lou Holtz.