Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press: Michigan coaches failed to file required forms to school compliance officers that document the hours put in by its players for the entire 2008-09 school year. The forms, which are required by the university to track whether the team is adhering to NCAA practice limits, are supposed to be sent in monthly.
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada Las Vegas' decision to fire Mike Sanford came as no surprise. Graney writes: "Mike Sanford was not a college football head coach. There is nothing wrong with that. I'm not expecting a call from Hanes any time soon to stand as its next underwear model."
Pete Thamel, New York Times: The outlook is grim in South Bend, and dim for the Bowl Championship Series.
Jon Wilner and Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News: San Jose State’s Dick Tomey, 71, one of college football’s most venerable coaches, is retiring at the end of the season after five years with the Spartans.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: There could be a six-way tie for the Pacific 10 Conference title.
Vittorio Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle: Stanford has a shot at a BCS game.Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News: Regarding Jim Harbaugh's decision to go for two against USC: Payback is a bitch.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Eleven teams from the Big 12 still have mathematical opportunities to qualify for a bowl game.
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young defensive end Jan Jorgensen says Air Force's blocking tactics are "legal, but dirty."
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Of all the Division I-A teams with a new coach, Iowa State has upped its win-total from a year ago more than anyone else.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: This week's fraud five includes USC, Houston, South Florida, Kansas State and Utah.
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham has harsh words for former teammate Justin Boren, who is now a starter on Ohio State's offensive line.
Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati plans to borrow $9.7 million to start construction on a sports complex, to be completed by fall 2010. It would include new practice fields and an indoor practice facility thought to be critical in retaining Brian Kelly as coach.
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama's automatic victory over something called Tennessee Chattanooga will cost the Crimson Tide $400,000.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Nine college football things and one crazy prediction.
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: If his team wins the Conference USA championship, Southern Methodist's June Jones wants to bring his Mustangs to the Hawaii Bowl instead of the Liberty Bowl.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Texas Christian and Boise State are finally getting their dues.
Jerry Crowe, Los Angeles Times: UCLA had plans for on-campus stadium in the 1960s but opposition from local residents, some with political connections, ended any hope of the structure being built.
Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News: First and 10: A spin around college football.
Brett Dawson, Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline will have surgery on his left knee and will miss the Wildcats' final two regular-season games.
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's Lane Kiffin announced that freshman receiver Nu’Keese Richardson and defensive back Mike Edwards have been dismissed from the team. Plus, Volunteer assistant Eddie Gran interviewed for the head coaching opening at Memphis.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Texas return specialist D.J. Monroe was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He has been suspended indefinitely by Mack Brown.
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