Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Florida's Urban Meyer and his wife, vacationing in Hawaii, were evacuated from their hotel Saturday morning because of the tsunami caused by the earthquake in Chile.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina broke even on its trip to the Papajohns.com Bowl. The biggest single-line expenditure was the $329,866 doled out for security and coaches' bonuses. Associate athletics director Charles Waddell said of the $270,000 in bonus money, $50,000 went to coach Steve Spurrier.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: In the early 1990s, Brigham Young made a "quiet run" at joining the Pacific 10 Conference. How close were the Cougars to getting into the Pac-10? Depending on whom you ask, it was either somewhat plausible or razor close.
Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune: Ron Turner, who was Stanford offensive coordinator all of four weeks, is leaving to join the staff of the Indianapolis Colts.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A team-by-team look at Big 12 spring football.
Gregory Hardy, Columbia State: If one Southeastern Conference team wants an obscure Star Wars' character as its mascot, all of them will want one. Here are a few possibilities.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: A "Victor's Rally" is embarrassing for a program of Michigan's stature.
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail: Governor Joe Manchin is on standby in case negotiations fail to extend the West Virginia-Marshall series.
John Hunt, Oregonian: The NCAA has granted a waiver request by Oregon to help running back LaMichael James with his temporary living arrangements.
David Mercer, Associated Press: Not everyone is on board with Big Ten expansion.
Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: A look at the numbers shows Gene Chizik's assistants are reaping more of the financial pie than Tommy Tuberville's staff did at Auburn.
Don Kausler Jr., Birmingham News: Terrence Cody has dropped 16 pounds since the Senior Bowl. "I'm shocked," said Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboys executive who is a draft analyst for NFL.com. "Terrence Cody just made himself lots of money. I'll tell you what. It's a seven-figure number. ... The Brinks truck just stopped at his house."
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: When it comes to recruiting, Lane Kiffin is all business.
Keith Whitmire, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist assistant Jeff Reinebold has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
Mark Wiedmer, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Regarding Chattanooga's failed attempt to hold on to the Division I-AA championship game, which was awarded to Frisco, Texas. At least we now know what NCAA stands for — No Chance After All.
Columbus Dispatch: Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett will be brought back from prison April 7 for a hearing to decide his request for early release from a 7-year prison term.
Associated Press: Ohio State will open the 2014 season against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium.