Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: USC's Pete Carroll contacted quarterback Mark Sanchez on Friday and was apologetic about the perception of Thursday's news conference, according to sources.
Los Angeles Times: The letters section is swamped with reaction to the Sanchez decision and Carroll's reaction to it.
Heisman Pundit: The first Heisman watch of 2009. Colt McCoy tops the list.
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: The first preseason top 25 poll, plus a look at how the races in the SEC West and East should shake out.
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Former Tennessee receiver Josh Briscoe says players were never able to grasp offensive coordinator Dave Clawson's complex system, which helped lead to the firing of Phil Fulmer. Asked if he was surprised that Clawson, after the way the offense performed, was able to secure the head coaching job at Bowling Green, Briscoe said: "I don’t think 'surprised' is the word. He must be a great interviewer."
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Former Utah State coach Brent Guy has been named defensive coordinator at Louisville. Former NFL linebacker Antonio Goss was hired to coach safeties.
Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino would like an artificial surface to be installed at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Kristie Rieken, Associated Press: Texas' Mack Brown explains why he didn't vote the Longhorns No. 1 on his final coaches' ballot. It was all a misunderstanding, you see.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas defensive end Eddie Jones had successful surgery to repair ligaments in his right ankle, which he injured during the Fiesta Bowl. Jones will miss spring drills.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Former Syracuse coach Greg Robinson could be headed to Michigan to serve as defensive coordinator.
Robert Kessler, Notre Dame Observer: President-elect Barack Obama can't fully understand the bowl system fix.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Former Auburn running backs coach Eddie Gran, North Dakota State defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza and Mississippi State running backs coach Frank Wilson are the final additions to Lane Kiffin's staff at Tennessee. Wilson had joined Dan Mullen's staff at Starkville in late December.
Quan Cosby, Path of Quan: The former Texas receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the FIesta Bowl has launched a site that will chronicle his NFL draft preparations.
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