Jeff Call and Dick Harmon, Deseret News: The Mountain West Conference released a detailed proposal to reform the Bowl Championship Series format, including the creation of an eight-team playoff. The proposal could end the nonsense called the BCS.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: The Mountain West Conference's proposal has no chance of approval without the blessing of the Rose Bowl, Pacific 10 and Big Ten conferences. Getting those three parties to agree to a playoff is not going to happen.
Ray Glier, New York Times: Former South Carolina quarterback Chris Smelley talks about his decision to transfer to Alabama and resume his baseball career. "I kind of feel lucky. It's like I am getting to go to college twice."
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida’s new defensive coordinator Joe Tresey will receive a $190,000 salary. That is $30,000 less than former defensive coordinator Wally Burnham made last season ($220,000) when Burnham was the Bulls' highest-paid assistant.
John Pennington, Mr. SEC: Why is Georgia's Mark Richt praying for God to bring him good players?
Bruins Nation: Los Angeles-area Congresswoman Diane Watson, a UCLA grad, is getting the "traitor" label from Bruin boosters after she backed a House resolution that would honor USC's Rose Bowl victory.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: Breaking down the search for a Pacific 10 Conference commissioner. Are officials seeking someone who can help start a Pac-10 Network?
Lincoln Journal Star: Barry Turner, projected to be a starter at defensive end this fall for Nebraska, will be arraigned after his arrest late last week on suspicion of assaulting a 20-year-old woman.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: All-Big East Conference defensive tackle Arthur Jones of Syracuse had surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle.
Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia will make admission free for its April 11 spring game in an effort to fill seats for ESPN cameras.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii is projecting a $350,000 shortfall in the funds it uses to help underwrite room, board and books for scholarship athletes.
Associated Press: Florida officials have asked for permission to build a columbarium — a structure with niches for the ashes of alumni. But without the blessing of state lawmakers, the idea itself is dead.
David Flores, San Antonio Express-News: Former Miami coach Larry Coker will be introduced Friday as Texas San Antonio's first coach.