Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron will be going from high school to high school by helicopter Friday night to watch key recruits play in Atlanta.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike could miss considerable playing time after re-injuring his left wrist/arm in Thursday night's game at South Florida. It's the same arm Pike broke last year. "The plate that's in there has shifted," coach Brian Kelly said. "He may need surgery but we won't know until he sees the specialist."
National Public Radio: Andrew Carter of the Orlando Sentinel talks about the Florida State academic cheating scandal.
Scott D. Pierce, Deseret News: Mountain West Conference teams are having trouble scheduling games against teams from Bowl Championship Series conferences. Perhaps it has something to do with the Mountain West's lousy TV deal. Plus, could a deal between General Electric and Comcast result in the merger of Versus with NBC Sports to create a channel that would be a genuine competitor to ESPN?
Joe Henderson, Tampa Tribune: South Florida faces a difficult climb back after Thursday night's loss to Cincinnati.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: Notre Dame, 4-1, needs nine wins and a top-14 ranking to be eligible for a berth to a BCS game. So, how tough will it be for the Fighting Irish to get five more wins? Tougher than it was to get the first four.
Rob Daniels, ACC Sports Journal: Behind the numbers: A look at the inefficient formula to calculate passing efficiency.
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Sports Illustrated says that the Southeastern Conference is the nation's best, so it must be true.
John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: More beating of the drum for a Florida-Alabama rematch in the BCS title game.
Gary Peterson, Oakland Tribune: Jeff Tedford's magic with quarterbacks has been missing since the Aaron Rodgers era.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: A look at the seven biggest surprises of the season. Miami tops the list, followed by Idaho and Auburn.
Ken Goe, Oregonian: An irreverent look at this week in the Pacific 10 Conference.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame is developing a strong following in Hawaii.
Patrick Magee, Hattiesburg American: Southern Mississippi defensive end Roshaad Byrd suffered a dislocated ankle during a practice and will miss the rest of the season.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles and safety Quinton Carter will return to the starting lineup Saturday against Texas.
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