Ross Siler, Salt Lake Tribune: Something odd about Jake Heaps, the nation's No. 1 prep quarterback, announcing that he will attend Brigham Young in a Salt Lake City bar.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Prep running back Lache Seastrunk, who was caught on video saying, "Hey, tell Nick Saban, he's S.O.L!" during Auburn's "Big Cat" recruiting weekend, has called the Alabama coach and apologized.
Luis Zaragoza and Dave Weber, Orlando Sentinel: It will be difficult to justify increases in athletics spending at Central Florida, which is considering the elimination of five academic programs over the next two years because of state budget cuts, a move that could cost 45 faculty and six staff members their jobs and affect almost 1,100 students.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida's George O'Leary says coaches need to drop the politics and make their votes public.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: What's the big deal with secondary violations? At least one football-related secondary violation gets reported to the Southeastern Conference every week. The NCAA enforcement staff generally believes that if a school doesn't report a modest number of secondary violations, it probably isn't doing a good job of compliance enforcement.
Chick Ludwig, Dayton Daily News: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer won't be at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 12 to watch his USC Trojans play Ohio State, but he's already goofing with Buckeye fans. "It will be exciting to be an SC fan and with all the SC guys we have on the team out here in Cincinnati now to be rooting against the entire state of Ohio. It will be fun."
J.P. Giglio, ACC Now: North Carolina offensive lineman Aaron Stahl, who started six games last season, has decided to end his playing career. The move frees up a scholarship for Butch Davis, who has only 25 scholarships for the 28 players he signed in the spring.
Brian Dohn, Inside UCLA: Chris Forcier, a quarterback/receiver at UCLA and the brother of Michigan freshman quarterback Tate Forcier, is transferring to Furman.
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Missouri has agreed to two-year home and away agreements to play Indiana and Miami (Ohio).
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii and Nevada Las Vegas are adding five games to their series. Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan said he turned down a $1 million offer for a road game against an SEC opponent.
Detroit News: Kevin Grady Sr. said accusations that his son, Kevin Grady, a senior-to-be running back at Michigan, failed to fulfill terms of his probation for a drunk driving conviction last summer are false.
The Quad: The countdown continues with No. 89 Mississippi State.
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