Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Gene Chizik will make approximately $2 million a year as Auburn's coach, according to someone familiar with his contract.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Chizik? As coach? At Auburn? Nick Saban will eat him for breakfast.
John Rohde, Oklahoman: First the good news: Oklahoma's Sam Bradford won the Heisman. Now the bad news: Heisman winners are a combined 2-9 in bowl games involving No. 1 vs. No. 2.
Mick Elliott, Tampa Tribune: Tim Tebow's name was left off 154 Heisman ballots, and the Florida quarterback says, "I do think it shows that either they love us or they hate us — Gator Nation."
Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News: The Big 12 dominated college football viewership during the regular season. Six of the most-watched games involved Big 12 matchups.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Defending the decision by Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin to pull scholarship offers to quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Tajh Boyd.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama is set to honor booster James Fail by putting his name above the visitor's locker room at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The visitor's locker will be called "The Fail Room."
Herb Gould, Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson should be viewed as a hero rather than a barroom brawler, according to Ron Zook. Wilson was stabbed twice in the back Friday morning while breaking up a fight.
Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News: The list of finalists for the San Diego State job is down to two.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Bowl odds and ends.Three schools from Michigan earned bids this year but not one of them is the University of Michigan.
Tom Mattingly, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Remembering the late, great Garden State Bowl.