Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post: With the opening of Florida Atlantic's new stadium pushed back a year to 2011, the Owls are looking into playing their 2010 opener against Michigan State in Detroit or Chicago.
Associated Press: Lane Kiffin is defending his physical practices without full pads. Several prominent players have already been hurt, but the Tennessee coach says Saturday's first full pad practice would be even more physical. "Were going to scrimmage and let them tackle and see who can really tackle, who can play off cut blocks and play real football when everything else is going on," he said.
Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times: If Pete Carroll is not careful, the aggressiveness that has lifted his USC program to historic heights is the same aggressiveness that is going to sink it. The harder he pushes the envelope, the closer his program comes to disappearing beyond it.
Timothy MaGaw, Columbus Dispatch: A ticket to the Sept. 12 game between USC and Ohio State at Columbus is going to cost you. The price has reached $4,800 with one online broker. Face value is $63.
Bryan Strickland, Herald-Sun: Duke's David Cutcliffe has some tales from the grave.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Measuring the new coaches. Some replacements make more sense than others, and a couple are just head-scratchers.
Bill Cole, Winston-Salem Journal: North Carolina freshman quarterback Donavan Tate reported to fall camp, but he might not be around for long. He's also a center fielder and was the No. 3 choice in June's draft by the San Diego Padres. He and his family are still negotiating with Padre officials. If Tate doesn't sign with San Diego by midnight on Aug. 17, he will be considered a college student by Major League Baseball and will not be eligible for the baseball draft again until after his junior season.
Joe Biddle, Tennessean: Are you fatigued from all the Tim Tebow hype? You are not alone.
Alan Schmadtke, College Gridiron 365: The time is now for for Central Florida, which has dreamed about joining the Big East. The Knights have to start winning consistently if they have any hope of moving up from Conference USA.
Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M's flap with the Seattle Seahawks over the "12th Man" trademark helped the Aggies secure their potential starting punter.
Eric Sorenson, CBS Sports.com: Grading the nonconference schedules of teams that could contend for the national title.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Former Central Florida running back Latavius Murray will not be attending Syracuse.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Tight end Gerard Atkins is the latest recruit to be denied admission into South Florida. Louisville and "other schools" have expressed interest in Atkins.
Associated Press: Southern Methodist has hired former NFL lineman Adrian Kemm as offensive line coach.
Dave Fairbank, Newport News Daily Press: Hawaii's response to Greg McMackin's gay slur was lame.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg's takes a look at No. 25 North Carolina.
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