John Canzano, Oregonian: Is it time that Oregon ask Mike Bellotti to leave? Are there any Volunteers? Yes, it's time for a change in Eugene.
David Mayo, Grand Rapids Press: Think Michigan regrets hiring Rich Rod? It doesn't even come close to making the top-10 list of the strangest coaching hires in college sports history.
Scott Wright, Oklahoman: An Oklahoma State ticket policy may leave thousands of seats empty when the Cowboys play host to Oklahoma in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the season.
Michael Oriard, Slate: Why college football is more cutthroat and competitive than the NFL. Thanks to Jim.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State and the city of San Diego have failed to reach a new long-term agreement for the Aztecs to play at Qualcomm Stadium. The sides may be forced to work out a short-term, two-game permit that will allow the team to finish the season at the city-owned venue. Thanks to Mike.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: We can perform gene therapy. We can perfect elaborate microprocessors. We just haven't figured out a way to separate Alabama, Penn State and Texas Tech.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: The national championship race in college football is as big a mess as the economy.
Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News: We have just sent a dangerous man to the White House. Let's not kid ourselves about it. Say all the positives you want about the feel-good story of President-elect Barack Obama. The bottom line is this is a man who wants a college football playoff.
Jim Rossow, Champaign News-Gazette: An interview with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, the second-most powerful man in Chicago behind President-elect Barack Obama.
John Maher, Austin American-Statesman: Richard Billingsley, who provides one of the six computer rankings used by the Bowl Championship Series, tries to explain how it all works.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: The BCS continues to baffle coaches.
Steve Wieberg, USA Today: Tennessee, Clemson, Washington and Kansas State will pay a combined $11.85 million in severance to newly deposed coaches, a longstanding practice drawing fresh scrutiny as universities and their athletics departments struggle through the nation's economic decline.
Elizabeth Murphy and Heather Schmelzlen, Daily Collegian: State College Police filed charges against 14 people in connection with the Oct. 25 riot after Penn State's victory against Ohio State.
Sports By Brooks: Veronica Hairston, a Florida fan, was arrested and charged with domestic battery for allegedly biting her husband, a Georgia fan, while they were watching last Saturday's game.