Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Tate Forcier had 417 text messages on his cell phone, 88 missed called and 1,600 friend requests on his Facebook account after the freshman quarterback guided Michigan past Notre Dame.
Dustin Dopirak, Hoosier Scoop: Indiana athletic director Fred Glass said a commercial spoofing referees that appeared on the video board during Saturday’s game against Western Michigan pushed the envelope too far and disrespected officials working the game.
John Ourand and Michael Smith, Sports Business Journal: The Pacific 10 has blocked the launch of the Arizona Wildcats Sports Network. The league said the school did not have rights to carry live game programming across multiple channels in the same window as other Pac-10 games on those networks. Thanks to Ben Maller.
John Rohde, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State has lost three of its last four games and five of its last eight, and by an average margin of 16.2 points.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: The Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls ranked Oklahoma State ahead of Houston this week.
Jay Greeson, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee interim president Jan Simek said he had talked to Lane Kiffin about the first-year coach's preseason actions, including comments about other coaches and programs in the Southeastern Conference.
David Climer, Tennessean: Like it or not, Tennessee is stuck with Jonathan Crompton as its quarterback.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: Is it time to jump on the Auburn bandwagon? Not until the Tigers beat somebody who matters.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: Yeah, that was LeGarrette Blount playing peacemaker Saturday night after Purdue's last-gasp onside kick was recovered by Oregon.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: The decision to move the Texas Tech-Texas game from week 10 on the Red Raiders’ schedule to week three, which was requested by ABC, was OK'd by Mike Leach.
Massey Rankings: His rankings of all football-playing teams have Pittsburgh No. 1. The Citadel is No. 10 and Ottenbein is No. 16, one spot ahead of USC. Florida is No. 103.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State's Mike Riley suggests that Cincinnati might be the best team in Ohio.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: In a move aimed at heading off the violence that has erupted in the stands during Hawaii's last two visits to Sam Boyd Stadium, Nevada Las Vegas officials announced plans to cut off beer sales at halftime.
Michael Rothstein, Ann Arbor.com: College football needs to nationalize its referees.
Jon Gold, Inside UCLA: UCLA has suspended four players for Saturday's game against Kansas State because of violations of team rules.
Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist has already intercepted nine passes in two games. The Mustangs totaled eight interceptions last season.
Paul Strelow, Pawsitive Press: An Atlantic Coast Conference official said two trick plays in the Clemson-Georgia Tech game were illegal. Both plays in Thursday’s game should have flagged and nullified for violating a rule prohibiting substitution tactics that may confuse opponents.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Journal-Gazette: The Nevada-Colorado State game Saturday will not be televised — in Northern Nevada or anywhere else — because Nevada's request to do so was denied. The Mtn. says a distribution agreement prevents any local telecasts.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Prized San Diego State running back recruit Ronnie Hillman has "pretty much given up" on his chances of attending the university, according to his father.
Associated Press: Miami will be without defensive backs DeMarcus Van Dyke and JoJo Nicholas when facing Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
Brett Dawson, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky linebacker Ridge Wilson was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault after an alleged altercation on campus with a woman.
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