Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com: The writer was embedded with Oregon coach Chip Kelly for the Ducks' entire time in Boise. A great read.
Memphis Commercial Appeal: The City of Memphis' decision to sell beer at Memphis home games at the Liberty Bowl is paying off. The city released its beer sales figures from Sunday's game between the Tigers and Mississippi and said the $114,576 total represented 40% of its full-season revenue goal.
John Rohde, Oklahoman: As cold and harsh as it sounds, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford should sit out the rest of the season, clear his head and examine his future plans.
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal: More proof of how many continue to buy into that cartel known as Bowl Championship Series. A voter in this week's Associated Press top 25 had Oklahoma at No. 10 and Brigham Young at No. 13
J.P. Giglio, ACC Now: The Atlantic Coast Conference can claim 258 spots on NFL rosters this season, led by 41 from Miami. Miami's total actually shrunk by five from the previous season, but the Hurricanes expanded their lead over Florida State to a net of 11.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: The winner of this year's Notre Dame-Michigan game will actually have something to brag about.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall, whose team plays at Tulane, on the Big Easy. "It's, it's, uh, I am trying to think through what I ought to say here," he said. "It's not Alpine, Utah. Let's put it that way. There's a lot of culture, and with Bourbon Street, etc., it took awhile for me to feel comfortable."
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: The NCAA conducted an on-campus investigation of Ohio State's recruitment of Terrelle Pryor and found two minor secondary violations.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State's admissions office has questioned the validity of freshman running back Ronnie Hillman's college entrance exam score and has asked for additional scrutiny from the test's administrator.
Joe Schad, ESPN: Mississippi receiver Dexter McCluster was hospitalized overnight and released after suffering from effects of flu. McCluster is one of approximately 26 players who were missing from practice Wednesday.
Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Lou Holtz: "Virginia lost to William & Mary [last weekend], and they had more Marys than Williams."
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Byron Hout still isn't allowed to talk to the media about being sucker punched by Oregon's LeGarrette Blount.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Maybe Temple shouldn't be scheduling games against Division I-AA opponents. Or at least not Villanova. But, it did draw 27,000. The Owls averaged 15,786 in five home dates last season, including a high of 18,824 on a Tuesday night against Ohio.
Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune Eagle: There's a reason Wyoming is a 33.5-point underdog to Texas. They simply don't have the players the Longhorns have, and altitude, weather and a home-field advantage likely won't make up for those shortcomings. Then again, no one gave the U.S. hockey team a chance to beat the Russians in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Rey Melick, Birmingham News: Nick Saban's new deal with Alabama won't be his last.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick talks about getting a "second chance" after he was shot as a victim of a robbery attempt last week.
Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: The Pacific 10 finalized its bowl lineup, with Las Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco among the postseason destinations.
Jeff McIntyre, Florence Times Daily: North Alabama coach Terry Bowden has his players sit in assigned seats on the sideline when they are not in the game. "Football is the only team sport where you ask guys to stand for three hours," he said. "In any other sport when a player comes out of the game he sits down. Hopefully, this helps keeps our legs fresh." Thanks to Ben Maller.
Patrick Magee, Hattiesburg American: Southern Mississippi receiver DeAndre Brown could play in Saturday's game against Central Florida, his first since breaking a leg in the New Orleans Bowl.To bypass registration, go to Bug Me Not. Follow Jay Christensen on Twitter and be notified within nanoseconds of the Wiz being updated, and join the Wiz Nation on Facebook.
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