T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: At a time when USC's Pete Carroll and his scandal-singed program need Mike Garrett's support more than ever, the athletic director's silence, and absence, have been conspicuous.
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News: USC receiver Damian Williams is expected to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Paul Vigna, Patriot-News: Tickets for the Capital One Bowl between Louisiana State and Penn State can be had for as low as $13 on the secondary market.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Sorry, Oregon State's 44-20 stinker in the Las Vegas Bowl won't go away.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Nevada expects to sell "100-ish" tickets for Thursday's Hawaii Bowl matchup against Southern Methodist.
Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal: Reports indicate linebacker Andre Davis, who was kicked off Nevada's team on Tuesday, was being held in a Honolulu jail on a charge of theft in the second degree.
Bill Knight, El Paso Times: All the tickets for next week's Sun Bowl are sold, making the Oklahoma-Stanford matchup the earliest sellout in the 76-year history of the game.
Corey Clark, Tallahassee Democrat: Bobby Bowden drove off the Florida State practice fields for the final time as coach. A reporter told him he had been on the field for more than 2,000 practices since he arrived in 1976. "I'm tired," Bowden said with a smile. "That's a lot of dadgum practices. But they've all been enjoyable, you know it?"
Jack Bogaczyk, Charleston Daily Mail: Gator Bowl officials are expecting a record crowd for the West Virginia-Florida State matchup, which is Bowden's final game. A 2007 regular season game between Florida State and Alabama drew a record 85,412.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida will make about $82,000 off its St. Petersburg Bowl appearance against Rutgers.
Lee Hawkins, Wall Street Journal: Former Florida State standout Myron Rolle could have sacrificed up to $8 million by putting off the pros.
Austin Ward, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Kippy Brown, Tennessee's receivers coach/passing game coordinator, will be paid $300,000 a year for three years.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame's Brian Kelly says he's ready to gauge the commitment level of his players with early morning workouts. "I need to find out how important it is for you to be a football player at Notre Dame."
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