Ron Morris, Columbia State: If you needed a perfect example of how television runs college football, you got one this week when North Carolina pulled out of its scheduled 2010 game against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville has asked the social networking site Twitter to shut down accounts that it says were falsely established in the names of coaches Steve Kragthorpe and Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii coach Greg McMackin has apologized for a gay slur he uttered three times to describe a chant by Notre Dame players at a banquet preceding last year's Hawaii Bowl. Audio of slur and apology.
David Wharton, Los Angeles Times: UCLA coaches Rick Neuheisel and Ben Howland and athletic director Dan Guerrero have agreed to take pay cuts of up to 10%. The three were not required to take the cuts, but agreed to do so after state employees were ordered to take cuts to help ease California's budget crisis.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: USC can't win the Pacific 10 every year, can it?