Joe Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: Is Urban Meyer's new contract with Florida bad news for East Carolina? It could create an opportunity for Skip Holtz to eventually become the next coach at Notre Dame, should the Fighting Irish decided to make a coaching change.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The Gator Bowl is "very interested" in joining the Southeastern Conference bowl lineup from 2010-13 if the game can secure a time slot during the Capital One Bowl and a top-five pick of the league's teams, Gator Bowl president Rick Catlett said.
Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant: While it would be factually premature to report the six-game series between Notre Dame and Connecticut for 2011-17 at South Bend/Foxboro/East Rutherford is already dead, it would be equally irresponsible to assert that the Huskies have any intention to sign a contract for an agreement of such length.
Keith Sargeant, Scarlet Scuttlebutt: No wonder Connecticut's Randy Edsall doesn't believe in recruiting rankings. Even after gaining a share of the Big East title in 2007, the recruiting graders from Rivals.com pegged the Huskies’ 22-member class dead last. The previous three recruiting classes all rated seventh.
Joe Sills, Memphis Examiner: Is former Texas A&M defensive tackle Kellen Heard headed to Memphis? Wiz readers voted Heard's late hit on Texas' Colt McCoy the cheapest shot of the 2006 season. Thanks to Ben Maller.
Ben Volin, Gator Bytes: Tim Tebow's bio on the GatorZone website checks in at a robust 3,089 words. It takes up nine pages — single spaced — in Microsoft Word.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: The Big East is searching for a team that can temporarily take it out of the giant shadows of the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pacific 10, and Rutgers, with its proximity to Gotham, might be that team.
Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Sales of Georgia Tech season tickets have surpassed last season's total.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Which league is better, the Big 12 or the SEC? Hint: It's the one that plays defense.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: Even during a severe economic recession, college football fans in the Carolinas have been reluctant to part with their season tickets.
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun: Senior receiver Riley Cooper will return to the Florida team after agreeing to terms in principle on a contract with the Texas Rangers, who selected him in June's Major League Baseball draft.
Mike Lucas, Badger Beat: The Big Ten is getting tough on big hits by putting more teeth into enforcement. "Headhunters" will now be subject to suspension, even if a penalty flag was not thrown on a sledgehammer play.
The Quad: Next on Paul Myerberg's list is No. 28 Miami.
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