Cecil Hurt and Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama has not self-reported any NCAA violations related to a spring fishing excursion taken by Julio Jones and Mark Ingram, but at least one member of the school's compliance staff has flown to Indianapolis to discuss the situation with NCAA enforcement representatives.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: No wonder Alabama fans are mad. Two Crimson Tide players go on a harmless fishing trip that could result in a penalty while the NCAA's investigation of USC enters its 37th year.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Former President George W. Bush watched part of Southern Methodist's practice on Monday morning. Bush will also take part in some events surrounding the Navy-SMU game on Oct. 17.
Joshua Robinson, New York Times: The long, strange trip of Andrew Hatch, the former Louisiana State quarterback who is back at Harvard. Thanks to Greg.
Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Finally, some good news. In an effort to reduce the projected losses at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium this year, the City of Memphis has decided to sell beer at Memphis home games, beginning with the Sept. 6 opener against Mississippi.
Awful Announcing: Versus could be dropped from the DirecTV lineup by the end of the week. The network broadcasts several college games, and it's first telecast is Texas at Wyoming on Sept. 12.
Bring On The Cats: The Wichita Eagle is being criticized after hiring Kellis Robinett, a Kansas graduate, to cover the Kansas State beat. Robinett receives a warm welcome in the comments section of his first post, then several Wildcat fans let him have it.
Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: More on how a seasoned offensive line translates into success. Texas and Oklahoma State each have 91 career starts in the offensive lines. Thanks to Ben Maller.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: Brigham Young athletic director Tom Holmoe, on playing Oklahoma: "A lot of people are afraid to play the intersectional games because they're afraid they might lose and might not go to a BCS game. We're not thinking that way. I think there are way more positives about it than possible negatives. If we were scared about all that, we'd never play anybody."
Mike Jones, College Confidential: The lawyer for Oklahoma linebacker Mike Balogun said that he is in negotiations with a lawyer for the NCAA to get Balogun's case reheard by the body's amateurism committee in hopes of reaching an out-of-court settlement.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Utah's Kyle Whittingham isn't overly excited about a new rule that calls for stricter enforcement of flagrant personal fouls.
Martin Fennelly, Tampa Tribune: Meet Delbert Alvarado, who will replace Maikon Bonani, the South Florida kicker who injured his back in a 35-foot fall from the Busch Gardens Skyride.
David Climer, Tennessean: Phil Fulmer would like to get back into coaching, and Louisville would appear to be the best fit for the former Tennessee coach. It would keep him in a region where he is comfortable.
Gary Laney, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State's Trindon Holliday is considered to be the fastest player in college football, but he averaged only 22.6 yards in 27 kickoff returns last season, never going 50 yards or more.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina starting defensive end Clifton Geathers is charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after police, responding to a fight between Geathers and a bouncer at Club Ice, struggled to detain the 6-foot-8, 281-pound Geathers.
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: ESPN will broadcast the USC-Ohio State game in 3D.
Associated Press: Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
The Quad: Paul Myerberg breaks down No. 12 Oregon.
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