Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News: Stanford is too good for greasy. That's why Jim Harbaugh needs to come out of hiding and state his coaching intentions.
Jessica Bliss, Tennessean: Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, a featured speaker at the American Football Coaches Association's gathering in Nashville, said he's not bitter over his ouster. "It's easy to be mad. But thank goodness for the experiences I've had." Fulmer also said "I may coach again in the right place."
Lance Zierlein, Houston Chronicle: Excellent talent assessment of some of the players who will participate in Saturday's East-West Shrine game. Javorskie Lane from Texas A&M weighed in at a whopping 295. Thanks to Tom Kirkendall.
Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: Boston College will name longtime defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani as its new coach.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Ranking the Southeastern Conference coaches. Auburn's Gene Chizik and Tennessee's Lane Kiffin don't get high marks.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News: Some Brigham Young fans are having a difficult time dealing with the success of rival Utah.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: USC's Pete Carroll says All-American safety Taylor Mays, cornerback Josh Pinkard and tailback C.J. Gable are planning to return next season.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma All-American defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who intercepted a Tim Tebow pass in the BCS title game, says the NFL can wait. He'll be returning to Norman.
Pete Thamel, New York Times: Former Florida State safety Myron Rolle will be heading to Oxford, England, for his Rhodes scholarship instead of entering the 2009 NFL draft.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News: Cornerback Sean Smith has become the latest Utah player to leave early for the riches of the NFL.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Williams, who set a team record with 13 sacks in 2008, is leaving early for the NFL.