Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former Texas A&M, Alabama and Texas Christian coach Dennis Franchione has had contact with San Diego State representatives about the vacant head coaching position there.
Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record: Army will trade in its gold helmets for camouflaged ones for Saturday's game against Navy. Players will also wear camouflaged pants. Nike made new blankets for the Army mules to match the new uniforms.
Pete Aldrich, Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M tailback Mike Goodson is not expected to return for his senior season, coach Mike Sherman said. Asked if Goodson was leaving to declare for the NFL draft, Sherman said, "It's a combination of things."
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: There were some noticeable absences at Michigan's season-ending banquet. Among the missing was freshman tailback Sam McGuffie, who started the first six games. He has been the subject of much speculation regarding his future with the team.
Jenni Carlson, Oklahoman: Is Colt McCoy the sympathy candidate in voting for the Heisman trophy? The quarterback might reap some benefits from Texas' Big 12 title snub.
Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune: Tyrone Willingham believes "maybe Notre Dame got it right" in its decision to retain Charlie Weis for a fifth season, despite a record slightly worse than the one that cost Willingham the job as Irish coach after three seasons.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: USC assistant Ken Norton was contacted by New Mexico State about its coaching vacancy, but he quickly informed them he was not interested.
Bill Haisten, Tulsa World: Mike Gundy is getting a big raise. The Oklahoma State coach is getting a seven-year, $15.7 million contract that will run through the 2015 season.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Even though Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich reiterated his support for coach Steve Kragthorpe, it's time for some answers.
Jared Eborn, Deseret News: New Utah State coach Gary Anderson has a message for Western Athletic Conference rival Boise State: "Here we come."
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: If you hate the Bowl Championship Series, root for the Big 12 and against the Southeastern Conference this weekend.