Dwain Price, College Confidential: Texas Tech's Mike Leach doesn't understand why NFL personnel are so critical of the spread offense, particularly when it comes to the development of quarterbacks. "My favorite of all is when they say, 'Well, they don't think the [QB] can snap from under center.' So you'll have somebody — whether it's their GM or a scout or whoever he is — and that guy will be ages 30-to-75, and he doesn't think that he can teach a world-class athlete to do something that he can probably do himself. It's just a bunch of mindless yambering. I know that in some circles it's sacrilegious to scrutinize anything that's bad on the NFL, but I don't happen to be one of those people.''
Chris Dufrense, Los Angeles Times: Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson proposed a major change to the Bowl Championship Series that would replace polls and computers with a committee. It has little chance of passing, but Thompson sees it as a conversation starter.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State will self-report former coach Jackie Sherrill's involvement in an April 10 practice as as secondary violation.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Aaron Corp appears to have won USC's quarterback derby over freshman Matt Barkley and junior Mitch Mustain.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: A Q&A with Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association. Teaff, on Utah's Kyle Whittingham on voting his team No. 1, violating the coaches' agreement to rubber stamp the BCS champion: "There's nothing that says that you can't vote [for your team]. It's just that if you do, you're breaking the agreement."
Mark Robinson, Reno Gazette-Journal: A look at how Nevada athletic department salaries have escalated over the last five years.
J Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Mark Mangino, on Kansas being favored to win the Big 12 North. "Look at what speculation did to Wall Street. It's nice that people are saying that, but we have to earn our way. We understand that as a team."
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Baylor coach Art Briles said that "at this point" quarterback Robert Griffin won't be competing in track. Griffin is the defending Big 12 champion in the 400-meter hurdles.
Dwain Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Few conferences will be able to rival the Big 12 South, which is stocked with quarterback talent.
Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: It's difficult to get your number retired at West Virginia. Too difficult, says Bill Stewart, would like to see the Mountaineers retire Pat White's No. 5.
Jeffrey Martin, Kansas City Star: Bill Snyder, 69, is cautioning against a quick turnaround at Kansas State. "It's just going to take some time. I have concerns about every facet of our program."
Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register: Louisiana State cornerback Phelon Jones, granted a release earlier this month for a possible transfer to Auburn, is not headed to the Plains after all and is considering other schools, including Alabama.
Matt Hinton, Dr. Saturday: Two Texas Tech players found the perfect place for a bathroom break. On a wall of Jones AT&T Stadium.
Chad Capooth, SEC Junky: An unofficial list of attendance at spring games.
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