Jesse Fray, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas University police officials aren’t saying whether there will be any noticeable change in security during Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi at Memorial Stadium after a national security warning was issued Monday regarding potential terrorist attacks at stadiums.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Rich Rodriguez couldn't resist cracking a joke when talking about receiver Jon Conover, who will graduate in December and hopes to attend Michigan law school. "If anybody has any influence on helping him get in there, I think he’d be terrific," Rich Rod said. "I know enough about lawyers now that I think he'd be a great one. I'll probably be employing him some day."
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, Daily Trojan: How in the world did USC lose to a scrappy, mid-level Pacific 10 Conference team? It was simply a case of the Trojans getting outcoached.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: The truth is out there for USC fans, if they can handle it.
College Gridiron 365: A study shows Bowl Championship Series teams receive less stringent probation penalties from the NCAA than other Division I teams for rules violations.
Sports Media Watch: Mixed ratings for college football this past Saturday on ABC. The Texas Tech-Texas telecast drew a 4.3 overnight rating — down 49% from an 8.4 overnight for last year's comparable USC-Ohio State game, and down 48% from an 8.2 for Texas-Texas Tech late last season.
Dr. Saturday: CBS scored big numbers on its telecast of the Tennessee-Florida game.
Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: The NCAA named James L. Isch as interim president after former president Myles Brand died last week.
Brett Dawson and C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe apologized for the tone of his postgame news conference after Saturday's loss at Kentucky.
Brent C. Wagner, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska's Bo Pelini said the 16-15 loss to Virginia Tech was "as hard a loss as I've ever encountered in football, and I've had some hard ones." Video of how the Cornhuskers lost in closing seconds.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Several fans of the Naval Academy as well as current and former servicemen and women who attended the Pittsburgh-Navy game Saturday at Heinz Field were upset that music over the public address system began playing as soon as the game ended, drowning out the traditional singing of the Navy alma mater.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Saturday's game at Georgia is a rare nonconference road game for Arizona State.
Kyle Odegrad, East Valley Tribune: Arizona State kicker Thomas Weber, the 2007 Groza Award winner, will miss up to six games because of a groin injury.
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Three Iowa State players, including starting cornerback Kennard Banks, turned themselves in to university police on warrants issued by the Central Iowa Drug Task Force, according to Rob Bowers of the university’s police department. The others were defensive end Cleyon Laing and linebacker Kevin Hamlin. The players have been suspended indefinitely.
Bob Holt, Whole Hog Sports: Arkansas defensive end Damario Ambrose was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear and was released after paying a $464 bond.
Associated Press: Former Kansas State player Leon Patton was sentenced to 18 months probation for aggravated battery involving his infant son.
Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller will be out of action four to six weeks because of a cracked right fibula sustained in Saturday’s 38-30 victory over Utah State.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's leading rusher, junior tailback D.J. Harper, likely will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
Associated Press: James Montgomery, Washington State's top running back, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a leg injury.
Awful Announcing: The Week Four announcing schedule.
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