Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Tommy Tuberville hasn't talked to Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs since the day he resigned in December. He hasn't talked to new coach Gene Chizik even once. "I'm just easing out of the limelight,'' said Tuberville, who is spending time drumming up business for a big-time hedge fund run by Stroud Capital.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Tavadis Glenn, a Miami recruit, was asked to leave Florida's elite high school camp after he gestured the Hurricanes' equivalent of a Gator chomp — the 'U' sign — during a drill.
Travis Sawchik, Charleston Post and Courier: Clemson linebacker Stanley Hunter's playing career is over because of epilepsy.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Big Ten needs to consider a tie-in with the Texas Bowl, especially if the Motor City Bowl should happen to look wobbly.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Five questions about the Big 12 Conference entering this season.
Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register: A move to a new position often means a player must get bigger and stronger, but putting on extra pounds can be the biggest decision of their lives.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe says the Bowl Championship Series isn't perfect, but it has charm. Plus, Texas will wear throwback uniforms saluting former coach Darrell Royal when the Longhorns face Texas A&M on Thanksgiving,
Ray Glier, New York Times: Steve Spurrier's omission of Tim Tebow on his All-Southeast Conference preseason team was another blow to active coaches voting in polls. Perhaps it's time for the legends poll to replace the coaches poll in the BCS formula.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: This isn't the old Spurrier. This is Spurrier. Old. Sad.
Mark McCarter, Huntsville Times: What about the media bozos who didn't vote for Tebow?
Paul Strelow, Columbia State: No voting problems in the Atlantic Coast Conference. There is no all-conference preseason team.
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Sophomore Justin Feagin, a slot receiver/quarterback, is no longer with the Michigan team. He was dismissed for a violation of team rules.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg continues the countdown with a look at No. 38 East Carolina.
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