John Blanchette, Spokesman-Review: Washington has contacted Eastern Washington about recruiting two receivers off the team. Eastern was put on three years' probation last week, and NCAA rules allow players in programs that have been hit with a postseason ban to transfer and be immediately eligible.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: How much responsibility does Washington State's Paul Wulff need to take for the NCAA infractions at Eastern Washington, his former employer? Eastern had 15 "countable coaches" during the 2004 and 2006 seasons, exceeding the NCAA limit of 11.
Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette: News and notes from around the country, leading with Missouri playing two games at neutral sites this fall. Perhaps the Tigers should consider a home-and-home series against Illinois instead of playing the Fighting Illini in St. Louis.
Richard Oviatt, Ohio State Lantern: Former Washington Post executive editor and Ohio State alumnus Leonard Downie Jr. revealed a dirty little secret about Woody Hayes. "If the team lost or tied, he would conduct an interview in the nude. He was an ugly guy so it would clear the locker room out pretty fast," he said.
John Heuser, Ann Arbor News: Rich Rodriguez is recruiting Florida like never before. In his first two recruiting classes combined, the Michigan coach has signed nine players from Michigan, 10 from Ohio and 11 from Florida.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: The daily Lane Kiffin update: The Tennessee coach says there will be plenty of hitting in spring ball. "We know so little about the players in our system and the only way to find that out is to play real football as much as we can."
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: An interview with Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny, who discusses the succession plan involving Mike Bellotti and Chip Kelly.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Daily Republic: Arizona State's new running backs coach is Bryce Erickson, son of coach Dennis Erickson.