John Adams, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Tennessee's Lane Kiffin takes another shot at Urban Meyer. In a radio interview Tuesday, Kiffin was asked for his take on Saturday's much-ballyhooed Southeastern Conference title game between Alabama and Florida. "Florida has better players; Alabama has better coaches," Kiffin said.
Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Deseret News: Jamie Whittingham, wife of Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, suffered a cut lip during a sideline scuffle after Saturday's game against Brigham Young.
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun: Ralph Fredgen will return for a 10th season as Maryland's coach. "Keep the faith. We have a lot of guys coming back next year and I believe in this team very much," he said. "I think the future's pretty bright."
Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star: Notre Dame fans need to face reality: It's not 1988.
Shannon Shelton, Detroit Free Press: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio has suspended eight players identified as being present at an altercation in a university residence hall late last month.
Chuck Woodling, Lawrence Journal-World: In defense of Mark Mangino's playcalling against Missouri: "The TV throats blistered KU coach Mark Mangino for his failure to use running plays to eat the clock late. Then they threw it back to the studio blabbers in New York, and those know-it-alls took another shot at Mangino, hinting the clock fiasco was just another reason to fire him along with the seven losses in a row and the internal kangaroo court investigating his treatment of players. I was mad because I would have thrown the ball, too."
Stefan Stevenson, Dallas Morning News: Texas Christian has agreed to a long-term contract extension with Gary Patterson.
Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register: More on USC piling it on UCLA. Rick Neuheisel, in calling a timeout, was trying to send a message to his players, not USC.
Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News: There was a nearly a confrontation between USC and UCLA players before Saturday's game. Police officers had to step between the teams. Plus, Wolf gets a picture with Miss California.
C.L. Brown, Louisville Courier-Journal: Steve Kragthorpe's payout from Louisville is worth about $4.45 million.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: U2's Oct. 3 concert at Carter-Finley Stadium provided North Carolina State's athletic department with more than $600,000 in extra revenue for the current fiscal year.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: CBS analyst Gary Danielson thinks it's going to be more difficult for the SEC to win national championships in the future.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida has accepted an invitation to play in the St. Petersburg Bowl. A possible opponent could be South Florida.
Rainer Sabin, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist has accepted an invitation to the Hawaii Bowl.
Jonathan Okanes, Bear Talk: California running back Jahvid Best will not play Saturday against Washington.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse's Doug Marrone has fired three assistants, including offensive coordinator Rob Spence.
Sports Media Watch: Friday night's Pittsburgh-West Virginia game was the highest-rated, most-viewed Friday night game of the season on the ESPN family of networks.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal Constitution: Let's play two: How the BCS title game could be a rematch of the SEC championship game.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier expects to receive a contract extension.
Karen Voyles, Gainesville Sun: Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap has been suspended from Saturday's SEC title game after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Rob Moseley, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon defensive tackle Terrance Montgomery spent Monday night in jail after police responded to a domestic dispute. The district attorney's office declined to pursue charges and Montgomery was released.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia freshman defensive end Montez Robinson was arrested on a charge of underage possession of alcohol.