Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan has received an official letter of inquiry from the NCAA indicating it will continue its investigation into allegations of improper practice time.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: A Southeastern Conference official who was part of the crew suspended until Nov. 14 has received between 75 and 100 negative emails and phone messages, some filled with profanity, at home and work since the Florida-Arkansas game.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: One play can turn a season. Just ask Iowa, or Alabama.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Is the defense worn out? Is quarterback Greg McElroy being exposed for the first-year starter that he is? Has the play-calling become too "risk aversive," as coach Nick Saban said after the game? Is Alabama suddenly vulnerable?
Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune: Illinois' Ron Zook, whose team is 1-6, has been given the dreaded vote of confidence by athletic director Ron Guenther.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: Is Tommy Tuberville eyeing the Central Florida coaching situation?
David Jones, Florida Today: Urban Meyer says it's the Gators against the world. "People want to see people fail, that's just the way it is." Tim Tebow explains why he didn't talk to the media after Saturday's game.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: The college football wrap. Temple has its first five-game winning streak in three decades. Next up is Navy. The last time the Owls won six in a row was 1973.
Dirk Chatelin, Omaha World-Herald: Having fun with Big 12 realignment possibilities.
David Ubben, Oklahoman: Sam Bradford announced plans to undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder and make himself available for the NFL draft on April 22.
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: A Twitter message from UCLA freshman receiver Randall Carroll's site to a top Southern California recruit used a racial epithet to criticize Bruin offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Was Chow outcoached Saturday night by Arizona's Sonny Dykes?
The Big Lead: Mike Leach did not like losing to Texas A&M.
Rachel Bachman, Oregonian: Officials at Oregon and Oregon State are bristling at the NCAA's new definitions of "revenues" in athletic departments because the new terms exclude pots of money the schools routinely count as revenue. The NCAA plans to exclude revenue from state-lottery proceeds and student fees, which made up $2.1 million and $2.4 million of athletic-department income, respectively, at Oregon and Oregon State.
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: According to a survey conducted by the Knight Commission, Division I-A presidents want serious change to the athletic landscape but don’t see themselves as the force to make the needed changes. They also don’t know who should take the lead in proposing reform.
Doug Segrest, Birmingham News: Snapshots from the past week.
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: SEC rewind: The good, the bad and the Auburn offense.
Will Collier, From The Bleachers: For opponents, the recipe for beating Auburn — soundly — is right back to where it was a year ago: stuff the run, get a lead, and cruise. That's all you need to do, because Auburn can't hurt you down the field, and their defense is too thin to stop you.
Pete Thamel, New York Times: Former Florida State standout Myron Rolle, who temporarily said no to millions of dollars and risked his NFL draft standing to study at Oxford, says he feels "a little disappointed when I see guys playing on Sundays, especially guys I'm friends with. But when I walk out of my accommodations in Norham Gardens and spend time with my friends and go to class, I realize that I did make a good choice. It’s been worth it."
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada's Pistol offense is gaining steam as the Wolf Pack head toward a Nov. 27 showdown at Boise State.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan's bright September, its 4-0 start and three-week stay in the Associated Press top 25 poll seems like a long time ago. Since then, Michigan has lost back-to-back road games to Michigan State and Iowa and after beating up on Delaware State, got beaten up by Penn State.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman: Nine things and one crazy college football prediction.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowans everywhere celebrated the Hawkeyes' last-gasp 15-13 victory over Michigan State. A transplanted Iowan who has lived in Las Vegas almost a quarter-century watched the game with several other Hawkeye fans at a local establishment and jumped on the bar after Ricky Stanzi's winning touchdown pass. "I'm 49 years old. I have no idea how I did it. I've never been married and never had a kid. This might be the greatest night of my life."
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: The bottom line: Brigham Young is not in the same class as Texas Christian.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Lloyd Carr emerged from seclusion Saturday and gave his first public benediction to Rich Rodriguez, but Rich Rod needed much more than a blessing. His team needed a clue.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Eight weeks is enough. The verdict is in: South Carolina's offense continues to be a major work in progress.
Kevin Scarbinski, Birmingham News: One question after watching the Auburn offense sleep-walk through the Valley of Death at Louisiana State: When did they fire Gus Malzahn and replace him with Tony Franklin?
Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame games are becoming must-see TV.
Steroid Nation: Craig Sager's son is certainly taking conditioning seriously. Very seriously. Uncomfortably seriously.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Florida running back Jeff Demps has a sprained neck and is wearing a brace. His status for Saturday's game against Georgia is questionable.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan center David Wolk will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn right ACL against Penn State.
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn running back Eric Smith has been granted youthful offender status for third-degree assault charges stemming from a fight outside a local hotel.
Dustin Dopirak, Hoosier Scoop: Former Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis, who was dismissed from the program and transferred to Valdosta State, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery earlier this month.
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