Scott Terrell, Tucson Citizen: A fan's guide to recruiting. There are three rules: 1. "Commitment" doesn't mean a thing. 2. Everyone always likes their class. 3. Highly rated players aren't always great ... unless they are.
Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: Breaking down the rosters of the NFL Pro Bowl to see which colleges and conferences are cranking out players at the top of their profession.
Bruce Feldman, ESPN.com: How many five-star college recruits are starting for either the New Orleans Saints or Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl? Answer: Only a handful. You will need ESPN Insider account to access the bulk of this story.
John Hunt, Oregonian: Eugene police have made a second arrest in connection with a brawl late Saturday that seriously injured Oregon kicker Rob Beard.
Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Los Angeles: UCLA's Rick Neuheisel said he knew something was up when he saw Pete Carroll working the telecast of the Bowl Championship Series title game. "That's not like him to find time for this," he said. The next morning, word leaked that Carroll was taking over as coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press Register: Urban Meyer should win the Waffle House's Man of the Year award.
Heisman Pundit: Ranking the Heisman powers. Ohio State, Florida and Nebraska see their stock rise. USC, Notre Dame, Michigan, Miami and Florida State watch their stock drop.
Lance Zierlein, Houston Chronicle: Thinking like a scout: Offensive linemen in pass protection drills.
Phil Steele: A look at the returning starters for all Division I-A teams. Boise State returns the most starters, 23. East Carolina returns only eight.
Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Michigan safety Vladimir Emilien gives insight into the Wolverines. The biggest trash talker is quarterback Tate Forcier.
George Sipple, Detroit Free Press: Michigan Stadium will play host to a hockey game next December between the Wolverines and Michigan State. Officials are hoping to attract over 100,000 fans.
Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star: The $85.7 million renovation of Arizona Stadium's north end zone was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The project will be paid for entirely with private funds.
Eric Lacy, Detroit News: Michigan State receivers Mark Dell and B.J. Cunningham each pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault and battery in connection to a Nov. 22 fight on campus.
Mike Lucas, Wisconsin State Journal: Barry Alvarez can empathize with coaches who can't quit.
KOAT-TV: New Mexico's indoor practice facility is vulnerable to the same type of winds that caused the Dallas Cowboys' practice field canopy to collapse.
Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register: Former Alabama assistant Dave Rader could be headed back to the Southeastern Conference. He also could be headed to Congress.
Dave Kindred, National Sports Journalism Center: The art of writing on deadline.
Generation Church: Bobby Bowden isn't the only former Florida State Seminole preaching on Super Bowl Sunday. Michael Boulware, who played under Bowden, will deliver the sermon at Generation Church in Columbia, S.C.
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