David Climer, Tennessean: Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has gotten carried away with his power and authority. He wants everybody to act like this is a croquet tournament at the country club instead of the blood sport that is SEC football.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Is the SEC putting officials in the best position to make calls?
Mark McCarter, Huntsville Times: Marc Curles, a Birmingham financial planner and SEC referee, was a member of the crew that was suspended by the league for errors in the Arkansas-Florida game. He has received several emails of encouragement, including one from a college coach.
Ed Gunther, The National Championship Issue: Breaking down penalties in the past 13,522 games.
Matt Hinton, Dr Saturday: Revisiting the decade's most miraculous plays.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Is Rich Rodriguez really as great a coach as he thinks? Early polling — and an 8-14 overall record and a 2-12 mark in October and November — would emphatically say, "No!"
Matt Coleman, Florida Times-Union: Former Florida State linebacker Bradley Jennings is facing assault charges over a "prank" at a convenience store the night before Halloween. Jennings entered the Check 'n Go store in Jacksonville on Oct. 30 wearing black clothing, gloves and a white mask. He pointed what looked like a shotgun at the clerk and demanded the money. When the clerk refused, he took of his mask and said it was a joke. He ran out of the store but returned five minutes later to apologize.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The fairest way to determine a champion may cost the Pacific 10 Conference a chance of earning an additional $4.5 million by getting a second team into a Bowl Championship Series game.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The Pac-10 should return to an eight-game conference schedule.
Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson, who won two national titles in a playoff system at Division I-AA Georgia Southern, favors a playoff in Division I-A.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: The life of a coaching intern involves long days that are often mundane but sometimes educational.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas has asked the NCAA to look into whether safety Christian Scott could play in the Longhorns' bowl game. Scott was ruled ineligible by the NCAA when it said he hadn’t taken enough classes toward his major, but he is expected to have the problem resolved at the end of the semester.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Steve Spurrier washed up? No way.
Mitch Sherman, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh says he did not fake the injury that caused an official timeout in the final minutes Saturday against Oklahoma.
Nicole Ethier: Arizona Republic: Suspended Arizona State cornerback Terell Carr was jailed on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license, disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting and assault.
Sports By Brooks: Another Halloween "prank" gone bad, this involving Tennessee State Representative Stacey Campfield at a Volunteer game.
Online Universities.com: One hundred awesome iPhone applications for college football fans. Thanks to Amber.
Pitchfork Nation: Hitting Deadspin between the eyes.
Awful Announcing: Your announcing schedule for Week 11.
Here is today's mystery link. Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.
A happy Veteran's Day!