will be allowed to elbow bump, which coach Jim Tressel demonstrated with a reporter at his weekly news conference.
J. Brady McCollough, Kansas City Star: Fights between members of the Kansas football and basketball teams over the past two days may have shocked fans of the programs, but former players say the hostilities are nothing new.
Jason Fry, National Sports Journalism Center: Five myths about blogs.
Ken Woody, Eugene Register-Guard: It has been said that if you have two quarterbacks you have no quarterbacks, but perhaps there are advantages to having two QBs with game experience.
Michael Black, Deseret News: Doug Martin got his dream job 25 years ago because someone didn't come to work as a spotter for Brigham Young's radio broadcast team.
Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News: Joe Montana is not a fan of the spread offense. "You can see the evidence with the guy in San Francisco [Alex Smith] and with a guy as talented as Vince Young. There are problems when you have to get up under center all the time." Thanks to Ben Maller.Tom Gaffney, Akron Beacon Journal: Chris Jacquemain, who was in his third season as starting quarterback at Akron, has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team policy. Recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Reno Ferri has been put on administrative leave, pending a review of whether he violated compliance requirements related to NCAA rules on recruiting. Plus, sophomore defensive lineman Cowles Stewart has been suspended from the team after being charged with felonious assault.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: The Southeastern Conference should tinker with its schedule to produce more blockbuster games.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Could Mike Slive be in line for a promotion, from leading the SEC to heading the entire NCAA? Perhaps the better question is, would anyone consider such a move a promotion?
Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: The only league better than the SEC may be the SEC West. Three of the nation's top seven teams are from the West — Alabama,
Mississippi and Louisiana State. Since the league went to divisions in
1992, it has never had four teams (counting Florida from the SEC East) in the top seven, according to the
Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: The most interesting game this week in the SEC will be played in Tuscaloosa: Bobby Petrino and Arkansas vs. Nick Saban of Alabama.
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: They have a lot of rooting interests in the Tribune's sports department.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Quarterback Jacory Harris and first-year offensive coordinator Mark Whipple have helped lead a resurgence at Miami.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Quarterback Matt Barkley will be back as the starter for USC in Saturday's game against Washington State.
Michael Lev, Orange County Register: Before Wednesday, he refused to go along with the conspiracy theorists who asserted that Pete Carroll's affinity for Barkley was affecting the coach's judgment. Now he's all in.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman: Texas and USC are in talks for a two-game series beginning in 2019.
Michael Rothstein, Ann Arbor.com: The Big Ten is going to have to wait until bowl season — again — to try and prove itself as anything other than a second-tier conference behind the SEC, Big 12 and Pacific 10.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Scheduling games against Mid-American Conference teams has paid off for Boise State, which will make only its second trip to a MAC stadium Saturday to play Bowling Green. The team has received five home games from MAC teams in return, and that's just the start.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: The roots of the Wildcat offense can be traced to Pop Warner's single-wing.
Brett Dawson, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky coaches are taking note of Tennessee's closer-than-expected loss to Florida to see if there is a defensive blueprint on how to beat the Gators.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: California state schools are providing coaches flexibility on taking mandated furlough days.
Kyle Veazey, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi announced they will play a two-game series starting in 2014.
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