George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: Is the Holiday Bowl the last game for Oregon's Mike Bellotti, the dean of Pacific 10 Conference coaches? "There’s always that possibility," he says. "I can’t tell you directly, 'no.' "
Mercedes Mayer, Dallas Morning News: Texas Christian will be without senior linebacker Robert Henson, the team's second-leading tackler, when it plays Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday. He did not make the trip to San Diego because of academic issues.
Sal Interdonato, Middletown Times Herald-Record: Cal Poly coach Rich Ellerson has moved to the front of Army coaching search, according to sources.
Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times: Penn State's first Rose Bowl team had quite the journey to Pasadena. The 1922 squad took took the train to Pasadena and in Chicago, ran into rival West Virginia, which was traveling to San Diego to play a game against Gonzaga.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Utah equipment manager Kelly Sharitt knows something about beating Alabama. He worked last season at Louisiana Monroe.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: Illinois junior cornerback Vontae Davis will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant: Connecticut has sold only 3,000 tickets from an allotment of 10,000 for its International Bowl matchup against Buffalo in Toronto.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: The Dallas Cowboys' new stadium will likely play host to the 2009 season opener between Brigham Young and Oklahoma.
Greenville Daily Reflector: East Carolina has added Appalachian State to its 2009 schedule. The teams will play Sept. 5 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville.