Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Nick Saban will play himself in the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book, "The Blind Side." Former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer and current Volunteer assistant Ed Orgeron will also play themselves.
Brian Christopherson, Lincoln Journal Star: Tom Osborne explains why he wants strict enforcement of the alcohol ban in skyboxes at Memorial Stadium.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee has signed defensive end Daniel Hood, who was tried as a juvenile and found to be delinquent by a jury in a sexual assault case in 2003. Knoxville Catholic High principal Dickie Sompayrak said: "Daniel's just been incredible. Football aside, as just a student and a school citizen at Knoxville Catholic … he's been a blessing to our school ... We'll put our school's reputation on our recommendation for Daniel Hood."
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: It won't be cheap to attend the Brigham Young-Oklahoma game at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium in Arlington, but it won't cost nearly as much as the Arkansas-Texas A&M game later in the season.
Get The Picture: Terrific post on the class war that has developed in college athletics.
Ron Maly: The only way expansion makes sense to the Big Ten is if the 12th team is Notre Dame.
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: A weakened economy has West Virginia officials defending the practice of requiring fans to give money to the Mountaineer Athletic Club in order to purchase season tickets.
Sports By Brooks: Idaho defensive coordinator Mark Criner was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: Quarterback Pat Devlin, who left Penn State in December in what was a touchy public divorce, says Delaware is a perfect fit.
Associated Press: Penn State coach Joe Paterno said that an incident involving marijuana found in an apartment rented to four Nittany Lions players has been "blown way out of proportion." Thanks to Penn State Clips.