Buddy Shacklette, Daytona Beach News-Journal: Phillip Fulmer remains bitter over his departure from Tennessee. "I'm still PO'd to say the least. There's probably a couple of people there that I'm not going to invite to Christmas dinner any time soon. I've chosen the best I can to take the high road. I really love Tennessee, so let there be no doubt about that. It's very much a part of me."
Geoff Calkins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese has been hired as a consultant to Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson. It's clear what this is all about. Tranghese's task is to help the Tigers gain entrance into the Big East.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: A Q&A with Big East commissioner John Marinatto. Will the Bowl Championship Series exist in five years? He has a surprising response.
Mike Hlas, The Hlog: Kent State coach Doug Martin, on what he thinks should happen if the NCAA denies running back Eugene Jarvis, who suffered a kidney injury last week and will miss the rest of the season, a sixth year of eligibility: "If [Jarvis] doesn’t [get a sixth year], then somebody's not doing their job or the NCAA doesn't care about kids. . . . If this kid doesn't get a sixth year, everybody in Kent should storm the NCAA, and we should burn the place down."
Brad Rock, Deseret News: Running up the score has become a necessity, and the Bowl Championship Series is to blame.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: The writer, whose Associated Press top 25 ballot has been drawing a lot of interest, explains his criteria: results, results, results, along with a reflection of the past, not a prediction of the future.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio has accrued a sizable share of goodwill in his first two seasons, but a loss to Central Michigan has the coach facing his first major test.
David Barron, Houston Chronicle: It's becoming more difficult for Texas Tech's Mike Leach to play the underdog role.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: California is trying to avoid another early kickoff trap like the one it fell into last season at Maryland. The Golden Bears will fly to Minneapolis on Thursday, two days ahead of the game against Minnesota.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: UCLA is expected to start freshman Richard Brehaut at quarterback in Saturday's game against Kansas State.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: USC quarterback Matt Barkley was unable to throw Tuesday at practice, but coach Pete Carroll still hasn't ruled out starting the freshman Saturday at Washington.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry has seen better days.
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida's Jim Leavitt, when asked whether he preferred a dining hall or practice facility for his team. "How about both? Let's be really a Division I BCS school. Let's do both. How many BCS schools have a dining hall? Wouldn't you say every one of them?"
Barry Jacobs, ACC Sports Journal: The Atlantic Coast Conference's actions don't match its talk.
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle: Texas A&M's Mike Sherman sought advice from area high school coaches in formulating the Aggies' no-huddle, fast-paced offense that got off 90 plays for 606 yards in the 41-6 victory over New Mexico.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana is 2-0, but is it for real?
Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Suspended running back LeGarrette Blount practiced as a member of Oregon’s scout-team offense.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Count Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall among those disappointed at the impasse between Versus and DirecTV.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina center Lowell Dyer and tight end Zack Pianalto could each be out for up to a month because of injuries.
Braulio Perez, Daily Evergreen: Washington State is making a switch at quarterback. Sophomore quarterback Marshall Lobbestael has been named the starter against Southern Methodist over senior Kevin Lopina. In addition, freshman Jeff Tuel will burn his redshirt and could see the field as soon as Saturday.
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: USC's 18-15 victory against Ohio State on Saturday night was the most-viewed college football game in ESPN history, averaging 7.2 million households, 10.6 million total viewers and a 7.3 rating.
Larry Brown Sports: Georgia fans have creative posters.
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