Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Big 12 officials will discuss the future of their bowl and television partnerships during meetings that begin Tuesday in Colorado Springs. Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn said there will be talk about the possibility of creating a Big 12 Network, modeled after the Big Ten and Mountain West Conference networks.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Absolute power corrupts absolutely, which brings us to Urban Meyer and Nick Saban.
Sylvia A. Smith, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: President Obama joked about Notre Dame's record during a fundraiser Sunday night in Indianapolis, saying, "That's an issue we may not resolve within my four years." Someone in the audience yelled "eight." Obama concurred. "All right, well, maybe in eight we might get it done."
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: The high school coach of former Miami quarterback Robert Marve says a report that the player will walk-on at Tennessee is not accurate. "That is definitely not confirmed," Plant (Fla.) High coach Robert Weiner said. "He has not committed anywhere and is still in the final decision making process."
Adam Rose, Los Angeles Times: Thousand Oaks Christian High in California has a new assistant. NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana will join the staff and help coach his son, Nick, the quarterback who has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford and Washington.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State athletics will look at making cuts in travel expenses and possibly scheduling road games closer to home if voters reject ballot measures in Tuesday's special election in California.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said he has only seen high school tapes of Greg Paulus throwing the football.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn's Gene Chizik will make $1.9 million annually, plus unspecified performance bonuses, over five years of his yet-to-be signed contract.
Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia, scrambling to find two opponents to complete its 2010 home schedule, found one in Louisiana Lafayette.
Steve Bauer and Tim Mitchell, Champaign News-Gazette: Illinois offensive lineman Mike Garrity has been suspended from the team after his arrest on felony charges of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. A security camera at a campus bar allegedly shows Garrity hitting a man in a fight early Friday morning.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Former Oklahoma offensive lineman Brandon Walker was arrested early Sunday morning on a complaint of driving under the influence. It is the second time in a week Walker has been arrested by Norman police.
Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant: Charges against Connecticut linebacker Scott Lutrus were dismissed. He was accused last month of interfering with a police officer.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg's countdown continues with No. 106 New Mexico.
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