Jim Boofer, WDEF-TV: Hot rumor of the day has Lane Kiffin in Knoxville, playing golf with a prominent Tennessee booster.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Southeastern and Big 12 have been the strongest conferences all season, but here's a scenario where one of the champions gets left out of the Bowl Championship Series title game in favor of an undefeated Penn State from the inferior Big Ten.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: If Auburn officials decide to fire Tommy Tuberville after this season, it will cost $6 million — $3 million due almost immediately and another $3 million due within one year. There are no loopholes, no catches and no reasons for Tuberville to accept a penny less.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas backup center Buck Burnette was kicked off the team because of comments he made on Facebook, a person close to the team confirmed. Burnette has apologized. World of Isaac has more details on Burnette's comments.
Mike Sorensen, Deseret News: Memo to the Mountain West: Don't expect the BCS to come calling, even with the conference riding an all-time high.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Charlie Weis' torn ACL and MCL in his left knee have slowly been deteriorating since he suffered the injury last month and the Notre Dame coach is now considering surgery after the season.
Rob Oller, Columbus Dispatch: A look at how a government for the people, by the people might look if those people were fans appointing coaches to political positions.
Joe Person, Columbia State: Here's how a player knows his career is over: He's invited to participate in Senior Day activities, even though he has another year of eligibility remaining. Such is the case at South Carolina.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: A four-year average of GPAs and SATs for Pacific 10 Conference teams.
Mark Wangrin, Associated Press: The number of African American coaches in major college football is the lowest in 15 years.
Doug Lesmeries, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Jim Tressel cut short his regular meeting with reporters after facing questions almost entirely about receiver Ray Small and the complaints his father had about his son's latest suspension from the team.