Don Jacobs and John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee players Nu'Keese Richardson, Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards and a female companion face attempted armed robbery charges after an incident early Thursday at a Knoxville convenience store. This will be an easy choice for coach Lane Kiffin: Kick the the players off the team. Thanks to Stan.
Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register: Three computer polls that are part of the Bowl Championship Series standings back up what USC's Pete Carroll and his fellow Pacific 10 coaches have been saying all season long: The Pac-10 is the nation's top conference.
Brett McMurphy, FanHouse: Big salaries don't mean big rankings. Of the 31 highest-paid coaches, 22 are not coaching for teams in this week’s Associated Press top 25.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: How about a Boise State-Texas Christian matchup? That's a Fiesta Bowl possibility and one that could slow talk of a BCS monopoly.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: If Notre Dame loses at Pittsburgh, the Fighting Irish would be 35-25 under Charlie Weis. Which, as irony would have it, is the same record Bob Davies had when he was fired after the 2001 season, his fifth.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: If Notre Dame fires Weis — and it probably should — the Fighting Irish will likely make another run at Urban Meyer, their first choice five years ago who instead cast his lot with the Florida Gators.
Jonathan Okanes, Bear Talk: Jahvid Best made his first appearance on the California campus since his gruesome concussion on Saturday. He visited the training room to receive treatment on his sore back, which seems to be the biggest symptom of the injury.
Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Non-Bowl Championship Series teams must be careful what they wish for.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati's Brian Kelly believes his team can earn a berth to the BCS title game because of strength of schedule down the stretch. The Bearcats will have to beat West Virginia and Pittsburgh, teams ranked in the top 25.
David Jones, Florida Today: Was Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes been eliminated from contention for the Lott Trophy because of the eye gouging incident against Georgia?
Stewart Mandel, SI.com: Social media is empowering fans to impact the game like never before.
Mark Viera, Washington Post: Longtime Virginia Tech assistant Bud Foster has expressed interest in the opening at Memphis.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist's June Jones has a bowl preference. "We're going to go to Hawaii if we win."
Tony Krausz, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame associate head coach Corwin Brown criticized Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo for his postgame comments about the Fighting Irish defensive gameplan and for the way his team uses what Brown called "malicious" illegal cut blocks.
Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times: Nothing beats a Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl, even if the opponent is Washington. Erskine writes: "I'd always considered Seattle a rather sophisticated place, with running water and three or four decent restaurants . . . OK, maybe two. But after seeing these Huskies fans, I am reevaluating. Here at the Rose Bowl, I think they are selling deep-fried Twinkies with Huskies fans in mind. You study these large, hairy humanoids for a few minutes and you can only conclude one thing: That Sasquatch dude really got around."
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Houston's Case Keenum deserves to win the Heisman, but in reality, he doesn't stand a chance.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: Temple's Al Golden figures to be on a number of short lists for major coaching vacancies when this season ends.
Dave Kindred, National Sports Journalism Center: How one columnist approaches the sports column.
CBS4.com: The mother of slain Connecticut player Jasper Howard said she may lose her home.
Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail: West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown hasn't been the same player since he suffered a concussion Oct. 17 against Marshall.
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