Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Because you can never have enough bowl games. A group of business leaders is trying to launch Bowl for the Cure, a game to benefit cancer research. If successful, the bowl would become the third postseason game to be held in Orlando.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Division I-A coaches are said to be considering tweaks to their poll. It could come in the form of coaches again hiding their ballots. In recent years, the 61 voting coaches have been making their final ballots public after the regular season.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Jim Harbaugh released an 83-word statement saying, "I have no desire to coach anywhere besides Stanford at this time." Three words stand out. At. This. Time.
Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: Is Butch Davis, who has been over-recruiting, starting to run players? Quarterback Cameron Sexton is leaving North Carolina. He was 5-2 as a starter this past season. He calls the decision "bittersweet."
Mark Viera, New York Times: The economy has affected college sports programs across the nation, and recruiting is another area that is starting to be touched by tightening budgets of universities and the prospects they are seeking.
Dave Gershman, Ann Arbor News: A faculty committee is proposing a series of wide-ranging recommendations to change the way "student-athletes" are steered through academics at Michigan. The Ann Arbor News published a series last year that revealed a high percentage of "student-athletes" found a safe harbor pursuing a degree in general studies.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was spotted wearing the cast again on his injured left thumb. He wore only a splint preparing for and during the BCS title game.
Joe Person, Columbia State: Quarterback Chris Smelley, who is transferring from South Carolina to Alabama to play baseball, didn’t rule out playing football in the future, which indicates that Smelley had not grown tired of football; he’d grown tired of it at South Carolina.
Rob Daniels, ACC Sports Journal: New Boston College coach Frank Spaziani, 61, is the oldest head coaching hire in Atlantic Coast Conference football history.
Alan Schmadtke, Orlando Sentinel: Two assistants attending the coaches convention in Nashville apparently fell through a hotel window while wrestling with each other. The men fell four stories to a concrete sidewalk, leaving one in serious condition.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: BCS fact of the day: USC (6-1), Louisiana State (4-0) and Ohio State have the most BCS victories.
Ben Winslow, Deseret News: Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff is moving forward with his inquiry into the Bowl Championship Series.
Chad Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State receiver Jeremy Childs will enter the NFL draft, but cornerback Kyle Wilson will return for his senior season.
Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh tailback LeSean McCoy finally announced that he's turning pro.
Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: Penn State's defensive line is taking a hit. Juniors Maurice Evans and Aaron Maybin are leaving.
Teddy Cahill, Ball State Daily News: Junior quarterback Nate Davis is leaving Ball State to chase his NFL dream.
Eleven Warriors: Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline is leaving early for the NFL.
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