Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Latest rumor out of Louisville has Mike Leach leaving Texas Tech to take over for Steve Kragthorpe, who has yet to be fired. Leach worked with Hal Mumme at Kentucky before he went to Oklahoma to work under Bob Stoops. Leach, who has had a strained relationship with Tech officials, has no buyout in his contract.
Mark Anderson and Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Outgoing Nevada Las Vegas coach Mike Sanford says numerous factors were holding back the program, but never mentioned himself as part of the problem. "Our locker room is the worst locker room in college football," he said. While Sanford makes a good points, bad locker rooms didn't allow Nevada to score 63 points on the Rebels, or for UNLV to win only one road Mountain West game in five seasons under Sanford. Several names being floated for the job, including Robb Akey, Pat Hill and Dirk Koetter.
Tom Keegan and Jonathan Kealing, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins met Monday night with several Jayhawk players to discuss concerns on how they were treated by Mark Mangino. At least one of the issues in the investigation stems from the inappropriate manner in which Mangino talked with players, according to the Daily Kansan. "I may have lost some people around here, but it's not the players," said Mangino, whose team has lost five in a row after winning its first five.
Jim Beseda, Oregonian: Jerry Glanville is stepping down as Portland State coach. Robin Pflugrad, a former Vikings player who has been an assistant at Oregon and is now receivers coach at Montana, is among the names mentioned as a successor.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: The release of an audit showing that Michigan did not file monthly logs of players' workout times, as requaired by NCAA rules, could not have come at a worse time for Rich Fraud.
James Jahnke, Detroit Free Press: Stanford's Jim Harbaugh won't get into the possibility of his becoming a candidate if Michigan were to fire Rich Fraud.
Penn State Clips: Bend over, Penn State fans. Seat licenses are coming.
Brian Bennett, ESPN.com: Attention Charlie Weis: Notre Dame has blocked tracking access to its university-owned private plane.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Notre Dame is no place for Bob Stoops.
Sports By Brooks: Lane Kiffin lied twice about Tennessee's clean arrest record.
Daniel Lyght, Fresno Bee: Fresno State is headed back to the New Mexico Bowl. Here's why.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Auburn running back Eric Smith is being sued for allegedly injuring a student in a fight near campus in August. The suit also alleges that two other football players were involved in the incident.
Jon Wilner, College Sports Hotline: Did Harbaugh try to "stick it" to Pete Carroll? Absolutely. Did Carroll ever try to stick it to Stanford? Absolutely.
Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register: Need examples of USC running it up? Here are several.
Get The Picture: Nothing like colleges using their "student-athletes" to squeeze a few more dollars out of the NFL.
Andrea Adelson, Orlando Sentinel: Although there are a record number of minority head coaches in Division I-A this season, schools and conferences remain an overwhelmingly white, male world, according to a new study released by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at Central Florida.
Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: The Bowl Championship Series hired Bill Hancock as its coordinator. Hancock was in charge of — get this — the NCAA basketball tournament for 13 years. Imagine that, a sport with a playoff!
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Legends Poll should be added to the BCS.
Vince Grippi, Spokesman-Review: Washington State linebacker Jason Stripling was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and obstructing a public servant.
Awful Announcing: Your Week 12 college football announcing schedule.
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