Jenny Vrentas, Newark Star-Ledger: Former Rutgers defensive end Milan Rudanovic has a new job. He's a member of the pit crew for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers. Fellow pit crew member Brett Nenaber was a safety for Arizona State — on the team that defeated Rutgers, 45-40, in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
Heisman Pundit: Somewhere between 2,500 to 3,000 freshmen players will enroll at Division I-A programs this fall. Only a few of them will make major contributions in 2009.
Larry Scott, Losers With Socks: The five most intriguing prospects in the upcoming Tennessee youth camp. Check out 11-year-old Munchie Gavertstaminer, who is 5 foot 6, 213 pounds. A hilarious post!
James D. Horne, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: Cupcake alert: Wisconsin is in talks with Austin Peay for a 2010 game. The Governors won all of one game in 2008. Yes, it certainly appears Bret Bielema is running from competition.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The chances of the Mountain West Conference's playoff proposal being adopted are somewhere between slim and none.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: If you're a public address announcer and looking for a job, Mississippi State has an opening.
Pitchfork Nation: Former Arizona State and Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller does not appear to have any allies in his lawsuit against EA Sports. Link to former Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton's comments about the suit in the Detroit Free Press.
Jack Bogaczyk Charleston Daily Mail: The next athletic director at Marshall is going to need to answer a lot of tough questions, the first being how to fund the program so it can legitimately compete in Conference USA.
Dennis Brackin, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's Eric Decker had a Big Ten-leading 76 receptions last season, but his future might be in baseball.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Introducing a revolutionary idea: Rewarding players for what happens on the field and after all the games have been played. Introducing the College Football Performance Awards.
Andy Staples, SI.com: Why secondary violations have become a key recruiting tool.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Officials have been working to prove that Montana's legalized betting on fantasy sports leagues does not violate the NCAA's stance against wagering on the outcome of sporting events. The NCAA has said the University of Montana should not have been allowed to host playoff games last season because the state allows a form of sports gambling.
Dusty Sanders, Denver Post: Larry Zimmer, who has broadcast 444 Colorado games, including 22 bowl games, is the 2009 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award.