Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: You can call Urban Meyer lot of things. He's arrogant. He's cold blooded. He recruits like a serial killer. But he's not stupid. Meyer doesn't have to study history to understand that staying in Gainesville would be the wrong move.
William McGurn, Wall Street Journal: Tuesday, the Senate antitrust subcommittee will hold hearings on perhaps the only American institution less popular than Congress itself: the Bowl Championship Series. In one corner there's Congress with its 18% approval rating, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. In the other sits the BCS, which is preferred by only 15% of fans, according to a 2007 Gallup poll.
John Feinstein, Washington Post: BCS: Where money talks and hypocrisy walks.
Tony Barnhart, Mr. College Football: Whether or not you like the BCS, it created something that didn't exist before: A mechanism to match the No. 1 and the No. 2 teams for the national championship.
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: Beware Utah fans, a playoff system may not be so Sugary.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Typically frugal Brigham Young fans are gobbling up high-priced tickets for the Cougars' Sept. 5 game against Oklahoma at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington. Fans at the game will be able to purchase alcohol until halftime. Conversely, alcohol will not be available at a Nov. 28 game between Texas Tech and Baylor, a Baptist university.
Kent Youngblood, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota has sent a letter to premium seat owners with two options for rebates in the wake of the school's decision to make TCF Bank Stadium completely alcohol free when the facility opens this fall.
Joseph Goodman, Gator Clause: The recent plea deal reached by Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins raises some serious questions.
Ryan Thorburn, Boulder Daily Camera: More cash is coming Colorado's way. Two private donations totaling $610,000 follow an earlier $4.75 million donation.
Knoxville News-Sentinel: The Tennessee athletic department will transfer an additional $1 million to the Tennessee campus. Earlier, the department transferred more than $7 million in direct cash support to the university.
Mike Prater, Idaho Statesman: Blue turf is on the rise. The University of New Haven is the latest to install a blue artificial playing surface. It joins Boise State as the only other college stadium with blue turf. High schools in Barrow, Alaska; Hidalgo, Texas; and Lovington, N.M., play their games on artificial blue surfaces. Thanks to Eric!
David Helman, Daily Reveille: Louisiana State is making a uniform change this season. The Tigers will add "LSU" to the front of their jerseys.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: The Pacific 10 also started Twitter and Facebook pages. Plus, USC plays seven regular season home games in 2011, a first since 2000. In 2010, the Trojans play seven regular season road games, an all-time high.
Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: Former Marshall athletic director Bob Marcum says the Thundering Herd should not back down in demanding a one-for-one series with West Virginia.
Associated Press: Former Tennessee quarterback James "Jim Bob" Cooter was charged with aggravated burglary in Knoxville after a woman said he climbed through an apartment window and got into bed with her.
Emily Tsao, Dallas Morning News: Former Texas Christian player Lorenzo Jones was shot after an argument with his mother's boyfriend over a can of beer.
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