Ira Schoffel, Miami Herald: Speaking publicly for the first time since announcing this will be his final season, Florida State's Bobby Bowden acknowledged Thursday night that it wasn't his choice to stop coaching. "I was kind of hoping to get another year,'' Bowden said. "We haven't done good enough lately, and that's why we're getting a new football coach. But I'll be pulling for Florida State for the rest of my life.''
Ben Schmitt, Shawn Windsor and Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Inside the fight at a Michigan State residence hall that involved several members of the Spartan team. It all started over a woman, a player's dad says. The fight could affect bowl plans for the Spartans.
Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: Did Michigan State's Mark Dantonio send the wrong message about discipline when he reinstated Glenn Winston last August, a few hours after the sophomore running back was released from jail after serving four months for aggravated assault on a Spartan hockey player?
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Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: Former San Diego State athletic director Jeff Schemmel didn’t make full restitution on the controversial expenses that led to his Nov. 19 resignation until Nov. 4, the same day the Union-Tribune obtained evidence of his personal trip to Alabama in January. Thanks to Mike.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Embattled Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez drew laughs with this line: "I just want to set the record straight: I am not a candidate for the University of Notre Dame."
Michael W. Shapiro, Waco Tribune-Herald: The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether a helicopter owned by an area company violated federal regulations by circling around the Baylor-Texas game Nov. 14 at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Ron Bellamy, Eugene Register-Guard: Thursday night's broadcast of the Civil War game between Oregon State and Oregon drew huge ratings for ESPN.
WYTV: Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops is the top candidate to become coach at Youngstown State.
Sports By Brooks: Is this one of the reasons Mark Mangino was forced to resign?
Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune: As expected, Notre Dame decided against playing in a bowl game.
John Kelso, Austin American-Statesman: Why should Texas have to deal with the nuisance from Nebraska?
Evan Woodbery, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn was forced to temporarily halt contact with six prospective players and assistant coach Trooper Taylor was barred from off-campus recruiting through Nov. 30 after Auburn self-reported several secondary NCAA violations from Big Cat Weekend in May.
Jeff Smith, Oregonian: Oregon's LeGarrette Blount became a father during his suspension. LeGarrette Jr. was born on Sept. 17.
Mark Baker, Eugene Register-Guard: What's it like to dress in a rival's team colors and set foot on campus? Baker finds out.
Jeff Smith, Oregonian: Oregon officials finally approved a T-shirt design by the group Supwitchugirl. About 14,000 T-shirts sold on Tuesday and Wednesday, with about $2 of each shirt sold going to the group.
Paula Boivin, Arizona Republic: Here's a vote for Toby Gerhart for Heisman.
Joshua Kinder, Manhattan Mercury: Bill Snyder is going through the junior college ranks in an attempt to beef up Kansas State's talent level. The Wildcats are looking at Florida transfer Cameron Newton, from Blinn College (Texas), who will be playing in the NJCAA national title game this Sunday against Fort Scott.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: Arizona State's Dennis Erickson fired offensive coordinator Rich Olson. Tim Lappano, tight ends coach of the Detroit Lions, is a possible replacement.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: The biggest staff overhaul in Mark Richt's nine seasons at Georgia came when he fired three defensive assistants, including coordinator Willie Martinez.
Sean Pendergast, Houston Press: A hand of blackjack at the atrocious game management convention.
Kevin Gorman, Tribune-Review: Former Pittsburgh coach Foge Fazio, who died Wednesday at age 71 of lymphoma, used to say he got three degrees from the university: His undergraduate, masters and when fired, the third degree.
Joe Johnson, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia defensive end Montez Robinson was suspended by Mark Richt after he was arrested on battery charges.
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