Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: USC quarterback Mitch Mustain, buried on depth chart, is considering another way of getting on the field. He is thinking of becoming a pitcher for the baseball team in the spring. "I've kind of missed baseball," Mustain said. "It's been six years since I played competitively."
John Rohde, Oklahoman: If Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant is allowed to play again this season, it would rank right up there with Texas El Paso beating Houston last Saturday. It's possible, but hardly conceivable. The best guess is that Bryant, a junior, is done at Okie State.
Thayer Evans, New York Times: Deion Sanders said he was asked two years ago to mentor Bryant because of the player's difficult past; his mother served time in prison on a drug-sale conviction. Sanders said that before he started mentoring Bryant, he called a Cowboy assistant for approval. "When Dez is late to class, the coach calls me," Sanders said. "When Dez doesn't show up for this, the coach calls me."
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Tim Tebow should not play Saturday against Louisiana State. Why? Tebow's health is concern No. 1, and it's a game Florida can afford to lose. You think if the Gators won the rest of their games and finished 12-1 they would not be in the BCS title game?
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall said he was not aware Shiloah Te'o had been arrested in August on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Had he known, the safety would not have been allowed to play in the first five games.
David Jones, Florida Today: Florida offensive tackle Matt Patchan, who played in the first four games as a backup, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in practice and is done for the season.
Tucson Citizen: Arizona has a history of folding when the score is close. The Wildcats are 2-15 in their last 17 games decided by three points or less.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: His national column, leading with a big game in the Southeastern Conference you might have read about.
Dave Sittler, Tulsa World: Sam Bradford should not play again for Oklahoma.
Pitchfork Nation: Attendance at Arizona State home games has dropped nearly 25% from last season.
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College State Eagle: Texas A&M is about to do something uncommon for a BCS program — start two true freshmen on the offensive line.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: San Jose State's season and Dick Tomey's return as coach in 2010 could be on the line in Saturday's game against Idaho.