Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame has omitted the losing seasons from Charlie Weis' biography in their spring prospectus, as well as the 2008 media guide. Senior associate athletics director for media relations John Heisler said that the decision had nothing to do with Weis. "In a lot of cases those decisions are made on the fly, on deadline pressure."
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State's new lease to play at Qualcomm Stadium is set to include the right for the city to evict the Aztecs if the Chargers leave San Diego.
Drew Edwards, Knoxville News-Sentinel: It's all good. Lane Kiffin and his staff are again welcome to recruit Pahokee (Fla.) High after the Tennessee coach delivered another apology for comments critical about the town.
Chris Low, ESPN.com: Tennessee plans to report another NCAA secondary violation after a high school recruit was mentioned by name on Kiffin's Twitter page. A reminder to join the Wiz's Twitter feed, which is guaranteed to be free from troublesome NCAA rules and regulations.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Mississippi State's Dan Mullen: "We don't need to make national headlines to recruit. Taking our budget, instead of buying fancy limos, we're gonna maybe get more sneakers for our players. I want to get more gear and more good things for our players instead of having coaches drive around in style all the time."
Alan Blondin, Myrtle Beach Sun News: These days, it's a subdued Steve Spurrier. "I haven’t won enough games to banter with anybody right now. So when you’re 7-5 and 7-6, which is about what we've averaged, you just try to worry about your team."
Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union: The Big East doesn't want to share the Gator Bowl, but Rick Catlett, president of the game, said he intends to preserve a hybrid selection system with one half of the New Year's Day matchup — a system he said had nothing to do with perceptions about the Big East's overall quality in football. The sides appear headed for a showdown.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: The Big 12 is looking a making adjustments to its bowl pecking order, with the Texas Bowl possibly moving up. League officials also brushed aside the Mountain West Conference proposal for an eight-team Bowl Championship Series playoff.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian plans to donate to the "Dawgs Supporting Dawgs" program.
Michael Lev, Orange County Register: Where would USC's Pete Carroll play Kobe Bryant? "He'd play split end — like Mike Williams or [Dwayne] Jarrett. He’d be the big WR. Good for 80 balls a year."
Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record: Army and Hawaii have reached agreement on a four-game series. Army and Notre Dame are still in talks on a multi-game series.
Joe Schad, ESPN.com: The latest on the endless Robert Marve story. Now he's headed to Purdue.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA tailback Aundre Dean has been given his release and will look to transfer.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Shaquille O'Neal, who is participating in a minicamp for sportscasters at Syracuse, bagged his first scoop by securing an interview with new Orange quarterback Greg Paulus.
Corey Clark, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State receiver Corey Surrency lost an appeal for an extra season of eligibility and his college career is over.
Jon Nyatawa, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska is spending $3 million to upgrade video boards in Memorial Stadium.
Jon Lafayette, TV Week: More games, more screens, more opportunities for sponsors. Those were the messages delivered by ESPN at its upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York. Thanks to Tom Hoffarth.
Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas will install new FieldTurf at Memorial Stadium.
Jeff D'Alessio, Sporting News: What's on Granny Holtz's iPod? Wait, Holtz has an iPod?
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