Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida coach George O'Leary attempted to kick Bright House Sports Network reporter David Baumann out of an interview session after the Golden Knights' 35-3 loss at Texas. Baumann, to his credit, held his ground. He had reported Friday night that two Central Florida players would not start against the Longhorns. Click here to listen to the audio.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: The Southeastern Conference is not planning to comment on the controversial non-interception replay call in the fourth quarter of the Louisiana State-Alabama game. Click here for video of the play. Plus, Nick Saban is fed up with the criticism of SEC officials.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Conspiracy? No. But there is concern that SEC officials might be letting these controversies get to them.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: A Q&A with David Parry, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating. "One of the problems that may be out there starting to surface is some of the monitors in the replay booths are nowhere near as sophisticated as those who have high-definition at home," Parry said. "[The replay official] is probably looking at a monitor that's five or six years old and doesn't have all the technical advantages that we purchase for ourselves."
Steve Ellis, Tallahassee Democrat: Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder will have shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Redshirt freshman E.J. Manuel becomes the starter. The Seminoles are 4-5 and need two wins in their final three games to become eligible for a bowl.
Jonathan Okanes, Bear Talk: California running back Jahvid Best was released from a hospital after suffering a concussion against Oregon State. Click here to see the video. He will not play Saturday against Arizona, and his availability for the rest of the season will be re-evaluated later.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Notre Dame needs to speed it up if it wants to replace Charlie Weis.
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Phil Stukenborg, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis has fired coach Tommy West. He is 49-58 in nine seasons. West will coach the Tigers' final three games.
Nick Baumgardner, Bowling Green Daily News: Western Kentucky coach David Elson has been fired. He will coach the Hilltoppers' final three games. Elson is 39-41 in six-plus seasons, but 2-19 the past two seasons.
Scott Wolf, Inside USC: Even Pete Carroll is stunned that USC is ahead of Oregon in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: This week's fraud five includes Notre Dame, Penn State, Iowa, Michigan and Oregon. Dishonorable mention goes to Missouri and Oklahoma.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Unless something amazing happens, it looks like the Florida-Alabama winner vs. Texas for the BCS title.
Allen Barra, Wall Street Journal: The first down, ever. What two New Jersey colleges wrought 140 years ago.
Adam Jude, Eugene Register-Guard: LeGarrette Blount's suspension is over after eight games. The Oregon running back will play Saturday against Arizona State.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: This is now being called the worst Oklahoma team of the decade.
Scott Terrell, Tucson Citizen: Arizona's Mike Stoops prepares for his first chance at greatness.
Scott Carter, Tampa Tribune: South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels plays to play basketball this season. He appeared in 19 games last season as a backup guard.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Arizona State running back Ryan Bass has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.Follow Jay Christensen on Twitter and join the Wiz on Facebook. To bypass registrations, go to Bug Me Not. Interested in sponsoring the site, have a tip or would like to have the Wiz as a guest on your radio show or podcast? Contact: jayzuma (at) gmail.com.