Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall is not a fan of preseason polls. "I don't think it is possible to pick, nor do I think, philosophically, that there ought to be any preseason polls, period. I don't think there ought to be a preseason conference poll, nor do I think there should be a preseason national poll. I think after Game 6, then possibly there is enough information to make a determination. The rest of it is just speculation and things to talk about that don't matter much until we actually know something."
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's Lane Kiffin said he wasn't the coach that left Tim Tebow off the preseason All-Southeastern Conference team. Plus, a mistake in the Volunteer media guide still lists Phil Fulmer as coach. Tennessee also started a Heisman campaign for safety Eric Berry.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The SEC Network is going national.
Lane Casdonte, WTVR-TV: Virginia Tech will open the 2010 season against Boise State. The opening was created when Syracuse asked out of a two-game deal with the Hokies.
Sal Interdonato, Times Herald-Record: Army is making Yankee Stadium its home away from home. The Black Knights are moving their 2012 game against Air Force, scheduled for Michie Stadium in West Point, to the Bronx.
Matt Hayes, Sporting News: T. Boone Pickens on his Oklahoma State Cowboys: "We can score. I don't think anyone can shut us down. So then it's how good is the defense? When you look at the team, it looks good. If we can stay healthy, I think we're going to have a great year."
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Arizona's decision to start its own sports network will benefit rival Arizona State, which will have more events broadcast on Fox Sports Arizona.
Eric Bailey, Tulsa World: Tulsa is close to finalizing a deal to play at Notre Dame in 2010.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Toledo, which is playing a "home" game against Ohio State at Cleveland Browns Stadium, controls 58,000 seats to the Sept. 19 game. Toledo first required fans to donate money to the athletic department for the right to buy tickets (obviously a move to squeeze money from Ohio State fans). Officials have now dropped that prerequisite and will put the remaining 6,500 seats on sale Monday.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Do you care that Florida is chasing its third title in four years? Of course you do.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: Ranking the Pacific 10's worst teams of the decade.
Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal-Courier: Purdue quarterback Robert Marve had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
Pitchfork Nation: The art of nonconference scheduling.
Associated Press: The story behind the marketing campaigns of Boston College and Arizona State.
Tuscaloosa News: Alabama defensive back Alonzo Lawrence has been released from his scholarship and plans to transfer to either Mississippi or Southern Mississippi.
Patriot News: Penn State receiver James McDonald was dismissed from the team after he was arrested on drunken driving charges.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg takes a look at No. 42 Pittsburgh.
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