Tim MacMahon, Dallas Morning News: Mike Leach believes Graham Harrell is the best quarterback in next month's NFL draft and angrily talked about NFL teams' concern regarding Harrell's ability to work from under center. "You bring up easily the most pitiful NFL cop-out of all. And you can send that message to the whole NFL. Any coach who has ever said or uttered those words or considers that a concern, here's my message for them: How could you possibly look yourself in the mirror and consider yourself an NFL coach and not be able to teach a guy to run back three steps, five steps and seven steps? I can teach a child that! Any coach in the NFL who can't do that ought to be fired!"
Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: The father of former Miami quarterback Robert Marve said his son wants to visit Lincoln on April 18, the day of Nebraska's spring game. "We don’t mind rebuilding anything, but he wants to be on a team that’s on the verge of winning a conference championship or a player or two away. ... And after examining at all the factors, we see that Nebraska's right there," Eugene Marve said.
Tim Linafelt and Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Bobby Bowden said the NCAA's sanctions for Florida State's widespread academic fraud case are "too stiff," adding: "I think they tried to kill a flea with a hammer. A fly swatter would've been good." But the truth of the matter is that the Seminoles got off easy.
Brandon George, Dallas Morning News: Getting a good seat in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium won't come cheap. Top ticket prices have been set at $300 for the Arkansas-Texas A&M game in October and $250 for the Cotton Bowl Classic. The debut college game Sept. 5 between Oklahoma and Brigham Young will cost $150 for the best seats.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton on Lane Kiffin: "I think that we're going through this window in time where he is getting more attention than he probably wanted. But at the same time Tennessee football is being talked about and that's not all a bad thing."
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Is Kiffin talking himself out of a job, or is he a man with a master plan?
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's assistant coaches won't have to wait long for a raise. The nine assistants will earn $3.325 million in salary this year and $3.52 million in 2010. The combined salary for Tennessee's assistant coaches in 2009 is thought to be the highest in the nation.
Jeff McIntyre, Florence Times Daily: Former Nebraska quarterback Harrison Beck has decided to transfer again, leaving North Carolina State for North Alabama.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina defensive tackle Ladi Ajiboye has been suspended indefinitely for what Steve Spurrier described as "team reasons." Ajiboye, who has started 21 games in the past two seasons, remains in school.
Kevin Gorman and Michael Hasch, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh receiver T.J. Porter was suspended from the team after an arrest for driving under the influence, his second such arrest within the past year.