Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: Fresno State's Pat Hill was on a flight Saturday to Seattle. Speculation has Hill interviewing for the opening at Washington.
Austin Ward, Casper Star-Tribune: Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen was in Laramie Saturday night for a second interview with Wyoming officials, who are looking to replace the fired Joe Glenn. Update: Bob Hammond of the Laramie Boomerang reports that Christensen has agreed in principle to become Wyoming's coach.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: A source tells Rothstein that a buyout of Charlie Weis will cost Notre Dame at least $12 million. Earlier reports have put the buyout between $4.5 and $16 million.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick plans to meet with Weis to talk about the season, but a meeting won't come for several days. Weis is 28-22 in four seasons, but appears to have several factors working in his favor.
Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Phillip Fulmer said he would be interested in the Clemson job. "If the right place that has the same kind of passion that the Tennessee people have, and I felt like I could have the same kind of passion there that I've had here, then that's something I would look at."
Ryan Greene, Las Vegas Sun: With one year remaining on his contract, Nevada Las Vegas coach Mike Sanford's job status for the 2009 season is safe, according to athletic director Mike Hamrick.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Chris Petersen, whose name has been associated with several openings, said he is "not necessarily" interested in any of those jobs — including the opening at Washington.
Antonya English, St. Petersburg Times: The status of Florida's Percy Harvin for the Southeastern Conference title game is in doubt. Harvin left the locker room on crutches with a boot on his right foot after the Gators' victory against Florida State.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is expected to have surgery Sunday on his left (non-throwing) hand. He is expected to be fully recovered for postseason play.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Mike Leach says graduation rates should decide the three-team tie in the Big 12 South. Last month, an NCAA report showed Tech with a 79% graduation rate, tops among Big 12 teams and well ahead of Texas (50%) and Oklahoma (46%). "I think they should break that three-way tie based on graduation rate. I think the Big 12 conference should have an executive session [immediately]. When they do that, they will find that no one’s more deserving than the Red Raiders."
Mike DeArmond and Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: The new four-year Border War contract that will have Missouri and Kansas playing in Arrowhead Stadium could be worth $1.6 million a season for each team.
Billy Hull, Seattle Times: Hawaii secured a spot in the Hawaii Bowl with a 24-10 victory against Washington State. The Cougars lost 11 games for the first time in team history.
Douglas Burns, Carroll Daily Times Herald: The woman in the Metrodome sex incident now says she was a victim.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Unless some well-connected people aren't telling the truth, or are out of the loop, Tommy Tuberville will return for his 11th season as the Auburn coach.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: Here are 25 reasons Illinois went from the Rose Bowl to no bowl.
Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News: With Sylvester Crooms' departure from Mississippi State, there are three African American head coaches in college football among 119- I-A teams.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: He's not looking forward to another trip to El Paso to cover Oregon State in the Sun Bowl. "...right now El Paso does nothing for me. And lord knows, I would never come back from Juarez. All they would find is my laptop."