Michael Lewis, Daytona Beach News-Journal: Right guard Will Furlong, who started five of Florida State's first six games games last season, says he was mistreated by offensive line coach Rick Trickett. That's why he decided to transfer to North Alabama. "I didn't have a good relationship with him, but I don't think it's possible to have a good relationship with him." Thanks to College Football Talk.
Rey Melick, Birmingham News: The NCAA is ready to hand down its ruling in the Alabama textbook case. Considering some of the shenanigans that have been going on elsewhere, the Crimson Tide's troubles seem minor.
Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: The NCAA has given Florida State an additional two weeks to file its rebuttal in the university’s ongoing academic fraud case.
Pat Forde, ESPN.com: Examining why big-time teams now make a regular stops to the bakery and load up on cupcakes.
Ben Prather, FanBlogs: Is Utah having trouble scheduling Bowl Championship Series teams for home and home series?
Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: Boston College has a new quarterback. Dave Shinskie, a 25-year-old former two-sport star at Mount Carmel High (Pa.) who initially chose to pursue baseball, will be joining the team for summer drills.
John P. Lopez, TexAgs.com: Why is Texas A&M falling off the football map? Unlike top-flight opponents, the Aggies don't offer easy majors.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Former Nebraska defensive end Jared Tomich is back in Lincoln for a two-day seminar on "combat football." Tomich, a second-degree black belt in karate, will pass along his martial arts knowledge to several Cornhuskers.
Jonathan Okanes, Contra Costa Times: When Stanford rebuilt its stadium, it also cut the seating from 85,000 to 50,000, meaning visiting teams don't get as big of a share of the gate.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada athletics director Cary Groth said she was surprised to learn about the wide range of interpretations of FERPA — the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act — and that she agreed with the law's writer that it needs to be revamped.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: With the Joyce Center undergoing renovation, Notre Dame officials are trying to figure out where to hold Friday pep rallies before home games.
John Klein, Tulsa World: Has the Western Athletic Conference benefited from Bowl Championship Series?
Josh Flory, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Former Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler, now a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, could be facing a review by the House Ethics Committee.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Brent Guy, the former Utah State coach who is now Louisville's defensive coordinator, has been living out of a hotel since January.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: The family of Chris Forcier, a redshirt sophomore quarterback who is leaving UCLA for Furman, has put their spin on the transfer by issuing a press release.
Lincoln Journal Star: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Nebraska I-back Quentin Castille, who failed to go to court in a case over a missing license plate.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg takes an in-depth look at No. 85 Ball State.
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