M.L. Elrick and Michael Rosenberg, Detroit Free Press: Quarterback/receiver Justin Feagin was booted off the Michigan team a month ago for a "violation of team rules." It turns out Feagin was involved in a failed cocaine deal that was also tied to arson on the Michigan campus in the early morning hours of March 26.
John Woolard, WV Fan: For someone who swears that he wants to put his less-than-graceful departure from West Virginia to Michigan behind him, former Mountaineer coach Rich Rodriguez still seems to have a lot to say about it.
Chris Elsberry, Connecticut Post: More talk about the Big East adding a ninth member. Conference coaches say the rising costs of scheduling out-of-league games necessitate expanding the league.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina has denied admission to running back Ben Axon, who was arrested in May and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Sources said Axon’s borderline grades, combined with his recent arrest, were the reason South Carolina officials turned him down. Axon is expected to contact West Virginia and Purdue.
Eric Prisbell, Washington Post: A Maryland player recently approached Ralph Friedgen and asked if the coach saw an ESPN feature on him, saying, "Coach, they had you down as the 'Biggest Loser.' " "I said, 'My record?' " Friedgen said. "He said, 'No, your weight!' So I'm proud of that."
RJ Bell, Pregame.com: Five teams have a combined 50% chance of winning the Bowl Championship Series title, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Breaking down the coaches poll.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: The Big East's one-word wonders.
Kevin Donahue, FanBlogs: Now you can smell like your team.
Gerry Fraley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: If you want a ticket to a Missouri home game against Nebraska or Texas, you'll also have to buy one for a less-attractive home game against either Baylor or Iowa State.
Zach Berman, Washington Post: Is this the last season at Virginia for Al Groh? The embattled coach says his coaching future is not something he even considers. "It's not about me. It's about the team. I don't address it with me, so why would I address it with them?"
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin talks about being assaulted in May. Tiffin was briefly hospitalized with what he described as a "huge gash" in the bottom of his kicking foot. It required roughly 15 stitches and took about six weeks to heal.
Ken Gordon and Tim May, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State linebacker Tyler Moeller, who was listed as a starter, is likely out for the season because of a head injury.
Ira Schoffel, Miami Herald: Longtime Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews said he's likely to retire at the end of the season.
The Quad: Next up on Paul Myerberg's list is No. 23 Cincinnati.
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