Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: A visit by Jackie Sherrill to Mississippi State practice sent officials scrambling to see if the team had broken NCAA or Southeastern Conference rules for what Sherrill might have done while he was there.
Doug Segrest and Doug Kent, Birmingham News: For the first time in 21 years, the Iron Bowl will be played on a Friday, thanks to CBS' decision to make the Alabama-Auburn game its lone college football broadcast the day after Thanksgiving. Retailers are already worried that moving the game to one of the biggest shopping days of the year will be another blow to Alabama's economy.
Dave Hooker and Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Donald Langley, who had played defensive tackle and offensive guard at Tennessee, is no longer with the team. Plus, Lane Kiffin says the Volunteers' offense is stuck "in the '60s." Kiffin gave an extended interview on a local talk station and explained why he has been so outspoken.
Honolulu Advertiser: The Hawaii Bowl has reached an agreement to bring the loser of the Conference USA title game to Honolulu. The move comes after the Pacific 10 was unable to provide an eligible team last season.
Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado sophomore quarterback Matt Ballenger, who slipped to No. 3 on the depth chart, has decided to transfer.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor sat out part of practice and had what appeared to be ice wrapped just above his right elbow, on his triceps.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa State tight end Carter Bykowski will be punished but not suspended after being arrested for public intoxication last Sunday.
Detroit News: Michigan State running back Glenn Winston is expected to be sentenced Monday morning in East Lansing District Court after he pleaded guilty last month to assaulting one of the school's hockey players.