Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Two days after South Florida's Jim Leavitt learned at least three of his players were Tweeting messages during team meetings and in the locker room about 15 minutes before kickoff Saturday, the coach said he is giving up Twitter. "I'm not going to use Twitter any more. I figured … if I'm going to ask my players not to probably do it during that time, then I'm just going to stop. My Twittering days are over." Leavitt also said he would no longer make public his top 25 ballot.
Kevin O'Malley, New York Times: The reason there is no playoff in big-time college football? Most of the people responsible for administering the sport do not want one.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State could have made an additional $6 million if it had accepted an offer from Jerry Jones to move last Saturday's game against Georgia to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News and Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer were the media members who voted Alabama No. 1 in this week's Associated Press poll. Plus, former Crimson Tide player Jimmy Johns was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to separate counts of delivery and possession of a controlled substance.
Will Collier, From the Bleachers: Maybe scheduling all these night games in the Southeastern Conference isn't such a great idea.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: At least 10 members of the Wisconsin team have suffered from flu-like symptoms and some players could miss Saturday's game against Fresno State. It is not known yet if the players have contracted the H1N1 virus.
David Brandt, Clarion Ledger: A flu outbreak affected several Mississippi players during last Saturday's game against Memphis. Coach Houston Nutt said more than a dozen players are now experiencing symptoms and he expects several to miss practice over the next couple days. So far, there was no evidence the players had contracted swine flu.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Maryland says it has concerns about swine flu, but officials say there are no confirmed cases on the team. One player is sick and has been isolated, but coach Ralph Friedgen said it's not yet known if the player has swine flu.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist's June Jones said that around 10 players are still slowed by flu. Only one player has been confirmed with swine flu.
Don Kausler Jr., Birmingham News: Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram missed practice because he has flu.
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Nick Saban will receive built-in bonuses totaling $5 million if he coaches at Alabama through the 2017 season under a contact extension approved Board of Trustees Compensation Committee.
John Feinstein, Washington Post: The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the nation in irrelevance.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Is Cincinnati really that good, particularly on offense, or is Rutgers in for a long season?
Stephen Edelson, Asbury Park Press: Who is to blame for Rutgers' poor play in the opener? It's not quarterback Dom Natale. Try pointing the finger at coach Greg Schiano.
Associated Press: Washington State backed out of a 2011 game at Hawaii. The team cited uncertain changes in Pacific 10 scheduling.
Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia defensive back Makiri Pugh returned to practice after being away from the team for five days, including the season opener, with swine flu.
TMZ: Former USC standout Keyshawn Johnson was stopped by UCLA campus police Monday and cited for an illegal U-turn, using his cell phone while driving and not having proof of insurance on his white Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to Ben Maller.
CNN: A dramatic photo of the Station Fire as it consumed the mountainside overlooking the Rose Bowl.
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