Sports Radio Interviews: Cincinnati's Brian Kelly tells WKNR in Cleveland that he is already receiving inquiries from real estate agents in South Bend. "Everyday it's a flood. I get real estate cards and it's crazy. [Things like] I want to be your new real estate agent in South Bend."
Mike Jones, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops said definitively that he is not going to Notre Dame to replace Weis. "What I am saying is I am going to be at Oklahoma next year, so I can't be in two places at once."
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Mark Mangino, who brought Kansas to the Orange Bowl two seasons ago, deserves a mulligan on this season.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Alabama tailback Mark Ingram, says he will be ready to play in Saturday's game against Florida after injuring his left hip against Auburn. "I just kind of bruised it in the game, but it's getting better every day. So I'll be ready for Saturday, most definitely."
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: After what happened Saturday night at the L.A. Coliseum, the UCLA-USC rivalry will never be the same.
Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune: The Pacific 10 is trying to find video of the punch Arizona State freshman linebacker Vontaze Burfict threw at Arizona long-snapper Ricky Wolder after Saturday’s game at Sun Devil Stadium. Thanks to Sports By Brooks, which has frames of the punch.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: This week's fraud five includes a dishonorable mention to Florida State, which kicked a field goal on the last play of the third quarter at Florida when it trailed, 30-0.
Jeff Call, Deseret News: The Mountain West Conference has reprimanded Brigham Young quarterback Max Hall for disparaging remarks he made about rival Utah.
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: Hall's outburst was a big, big mistake.
Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News: Texas Christian's Gary Patterson is proud but private about his son's military service.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Virginia's firing of Al Groh should clear the way for Richmond's Mike London to become Cavalier coach.
Dave Fairbank, Newport News Daily Press: Who is to blame for not only keeping Groh employed this long, but making him a very rich man? That would be university president John Casteen.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Ralph Friedgen is having discussions with athletic director Deborah Yow about returning next season as Maryland's coach.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Steve Kragthorpe, ousted as Louisville's coach after three seasons, says, "I just want people to understand I don't leave here bitter, I leave here better. I'll always be a Louisville fan."
Anthony Hanshew, Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Mark Snyder, 44, has stepped down as Marshall's coach. He was 22-37 in five seasons.
Geoff Calkins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Larry Porter was introduced as Memphis' new coach. "They say there's no place like home," the former Tiger running back said. "I believe I'm home."
Tom Gaffney, Akron Beacon Journal: J.D. Brookhart, 45, was fired as Akron coach. He was 30-42 in six seasons. ''It's a big-boy business,'' he said. ''I know it. It is what it is. It's not what I wanted, but these things happen.''
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Was the Southeastern Conference mediocre or balanced?
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas defensive back Marcus Davis has been suspended for the remainder of the season after being charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Nine things and one crazy prediction for the upcoming week.
Tony Huffman, Effingham Daily News: Eastern Illinois offensive line coach Jeff Hoover, 41, was killed in a car accident. (Item updated for correction.)
A personal note: I was deeply saddened to hear the news Saturday that former colleague Mike Penner, 52, had died from an apparent suicide. Brilliantly talented, there wasn't a kinder soul in the newspaper business. My heart goes out to his family and all who loved this tender human being.
Mike granted an interview to John Woolard and myself after the April 2007 announcement that he was a transitioning transsexual and had changed his name to Christine Daniels. John and I were working for Sports Byline at the time, and it was Christine's first live interview. You can listen to it by clicking here.