Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Florida State linebackers coach Chuck Amato said he did not get in a fight with head coach in waiting Jimbo Fisher on the flight home after the Seminoles' 28-21 loss at Boston College. "I'm hurt because people that read this stuff throughout the country," Amato said. "We haven't even had words. I tried to hire [Fisher] twice. We're extremely good friends. But how can those things happen? How can people say that there were fights on an airplane? Did the pilot tell you?"
Brandon Chatmon, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant could meet with NCAA officials as early as Tuesday to discuss his relationship with Deion Sanders, who is associated with sports agent Eugene Parker. The investigation into the Bryant-Sanders relationship dates to at least late July and was hanging over Oklahoma State in the days before the Sept. 5 opener against Georgia, according to correspondence between school and NCAA.
Scott D. Pierce, Deseret News: Is ESPN biased against the Mountain West, or is the league, which severed tied with ESPN in 2006, simply just out of sight, out of mind?
Dave Ubben, Oklahoman: Sam Bradford will return to the starting lineup Saturday when Oklahoma plays host to Baylor.
Associated Press: Southern Mississippi officials say walk-on punter Peter Wilkes was "irrevocably injured" in a gun accident.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young coach Bronco Mendenhall, whose team lost to Florida State, 54-28, is not surprised by Seminoles' collapse. "I don’t think anything really surprises me," he said. "I thought they would do well, but again, in that particular game, I never did feel that the score was reflective of the two ability levels of those teams."
David Wharton, Los Angeles Times: USC tailback Stafon Johnson, who is recovering from a severe throat injury, is up and moving around and no longer needs a feeding tube.
George Schroeder, Eugene Register-Guard: Word is that Washington State's Paul Wulff is upset after Oregon's Chip Kelly decided to challenge the Cougars' third-quarter touchdown last week with the Ducks leading, 45-0. What Wulff should be concerned about is not getting even, but being around long enough to do anything about the perceived slight.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Which league is better, the Mountain West or the Western Athletic?
Pete Thamel, New York Times: Coach Ted Ginn, who is known for producing elite college and professional players, founded a public school to give at-risk boys enough care, structure and education to succeed.
Joey Johnston, Tampa Tribune: South Florida has started a weeklong buildup to Thursday's Big East showdown against Cincinnati.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Never mind Nebraska’s inability to run the ball for much of the game. Forget the 12 penalties, the bad snaps and muffed punts by return men. The Cornhuskers should be lauded for their inspirational comeback victory against Missouri.
St. Clair Murraine, Tallahassee Democrat: Thirty years ago, Florida A&M beat Miami. The Rattlers get another shot at the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech's Mike Leach has a policy of not talking about injuries, but he needs to know when to make an exception. Senior cornerback Nathan Stone's career appears to be over after a spinal cord injury against New Mexico, and Leach needs to acknowledge reality once in a while.
Chris Korman, Hoosier Scoop: Indiana starting running back Darius Willis is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Virginia.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Thunderstorms are expected for the Florida-Louisiana State game.