Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: The change to keep the coaches final ballots a secret has been put on hold for one season by the American Football Coaches Association. There were indications that the lack of transparency could result in the Bowl Championship Series dropping the coaches poll, one of two human components in the BCS.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: A year ago, Mark Richt was the star of Southeastern Conference media days. Now he could be a step from the hotseat.
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports.com: Idiots — yes that includes you, Finebaum — are creating Urban Meyer news where none exists. Doyel writes: "As for Finebaum, well, it doesn't matter what I hope happens to that guy. He'll scuttle on unscathed. Cockroaches always do."
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Which is the better conference, the Big East or Mountain West?
Jason Frakes, Louisville Courier-Journal: Offensive lineman Kamran Joyer, who originally signed with South Florida but was granted a release after academic issues surfaced, has signed with Louisville.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Chaz Ramsey, who could've ended Glenn Dorsey's career with a chop-block in 2007, is suing former Auburn offensive line coach Hugh Nail and former trainer Arnold Gamber for ruining his chances at a pro career. Video of cheapie on Dorsey.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Offensive lineman Aubrey Phillips, who lashed out at what he described as abusive treatment by Florida State coach Rick Trickett, said he plans to enroll at Auburn after being given his release by the Seminoles.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Arizona State should forget about ever scheduling a game again with San Jose State after the Spartans backed out of a 2010 contest in order to play at Wisconsin. San Jose State will reportedly get $450,000 more by playing the Badgers instead of the Sun Devils.
David Seawright, Daily Californian: The California kicker is a budding sportswriter. He writes on the Golden Bears' controversial endowment seating program.
Paul Strelow, Pawsitive Press: Clemson has started a Heisman campaign for running back C.J. Spiller.
Matt Gelb, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers and Army are expected to play a 2011 game at Yankee Stadium.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Former Alabama receiver/defensive back Chris Jackson is transferring to Georgia Tech.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Mario Goins, who started six games at cornerback for Wisconsin last season but was held out of spring practice so he could focus on academics, has been released from his scholarship.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida kicker Maikon Bonani's season is in doubt after his fall from the Skyride at Busch Gardens. He has a cracked vertebra in his back.
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN.com: Former Michigan offensive lineman Kurt Wermers was academically ineligible when he announced his transfer last week to Ball State. Wermers cited disagreements with Rich Rodriguez and Michigan's assistant coaches as the primary reason for his decision to transfer.
Mark Brennan, Fight On State.com: Penn State senior receiver James McDonald has been charged with DUI.
Brian Hawkins, Starkville Daily News: Mississippi State running back Anthony Dixon is facing charges of DUI (test refusal), careless driving and failure to provide proof of motor vehicle insurance.
Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz has a new contract through the 2015 season that will pay him $3.02 million annually. He also gets access to a private plane for up to 35 hours of use each year.
Mike Hlas, The Hlog: Catch of the year thus far. OK, it's from the Canadian Football League, but you have to love the French-speaking broadcasters.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The SEC and ESPN — a grand irony.
Brooks Barnes, New York Times: ESPN announces it will launch local websites in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
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