Teddy Feinberg, Las Cruces Sun-News: UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker and Texas Christian offensive coordinator Mike Schultz are two of the three finalists for the New Mexico State job. The third candidate remains a mystery.
Darryl Slater, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia Tech has sold about 4,700 of its allotment of 17,500 tickets to the Orange Bowl. If the school fails to sell 8,000, it pays for the unsold tickets. Plus, don't expect to see Virginia Tech designate defensive coordinator Bud Foster as its coach in waiting any time soon.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: Oregon and Oregon State fans are not flocking to postseason destinations and the faltering economy is getting the blame.
Associated Press: An Oklahoma victory in the Bowl Championship Series title game would be worth $100,000 to Bob Stoops. He has already earned a $150,000 bonus for leading the Sooners to the title game.
Associated Press: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy will receive a $400,000 bonus for getting the Cowboys to their third consecutive bowl game.
David Ching, Athens Banner-Herald: Even with a big Capital One Bowl win over Michigan State, there would still be a lot of questions swirling around the Georgia program.
Chip Cosby, Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky is ahead of the curve in hiring a racially diverse staff and a coach in waiting who is an African American.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: All-Big East defensive tackle Arthur Jones announced that he is staying for his senior season at Syracuse.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame's long national nightmare is over. The Fighting Irish ended a nine-game bowl losing skid by drilling Hawaii, 49-21, in the Hawaii Bowl.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii has a lot of work to do in the offseason, starting with pass protection.
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