Judy Battista, New York Times: Miami's mind-boggling streak of having at least one player selected in the first round of 14 consecutive NFL drafts is about to end.
Katie Thomas, New York Times: The report that the NCAA has merged its inquiries into two former USC star athletes could indicate that investigators are focusing their attention on whether the university lost control over its athletic program.
Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate: CBS' decision to give the Friday after Thanksgiving slot to the Alabama-Auburn game means that for the first time in 14 years, the Arkansas-Louisiana State game won't occupy the coveted slot on the network telecast.
David Climer, Tennessean: If you think the college football postseason is a mess now, just wait. The federal government is starting to stick its nose into the Bowl Championship Series. The only thing that can screw it up any worse is if our elected officials get involved.
Jeff Caplan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Dennis Franchione talks about his decision to scrap the spread offense for a smashmouth style that eventually helped lead to his ouster at Texas A&M.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Quarterback Matt Ballenger, who announced his decision to transfer from Colorado on Friday night, could be playing basketball at his next school.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Running back Jocques Crawford, who was Kansas' third-leading rusher last season, has been suspended from the team and may not play again for the Jayhawks.
Josh Wright, Spokesman-Review: Justin Morales, who was battling for the starting quarterback job at Idaho, has left the team and will transfer.
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