Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: Texas and the Big Ten: secret discussions or no interest?
Bill Haisten, Tulsa World: Oklahoma State will spend $4,460,000 on coaches' salaries this year. Last year, the staff's total was $3,938,000. Mike Gundy is paid $1.925 million this year. Within the Big 12, Gundy's compensation ranks sixth. He makes a few dollars less than new Kansas coach Turner Gill and a few dollars more than Kansas State's Bill Snyder.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC's meeting with the NCAA Infractions Committee ends, and now the wait begins. It could be anywhere from six to 10 weeks before USC is informed of the outcome.
Wayne Staats, Daily Collegian: Two Penn State graduates are paying $9,000 for Joe Paterno's glasses. The online auction benefited Penn State Public Broadcasting.
Matt James, Fresno Bee: Allegedly, there is a four-year evaluation of Bowl Championship Series conferences occurring and this is the end of Year 2. The Mountain West would seem to have the best shot at eventually passing one of the current BCS conferences, of becoming an automatic qualifier conference, of living in the land of luxury, massive TV contracts and $3 million coaches. Then again, the people of Iran were told their votes would matter.
David Goricki, Detroit News: Rich Rodriguez, 8-16 in two seasons as Michigan coach, during a rally on Sunday: "Our players are all in and you are all in — our fans are all in. And, everybody else who is not all in, the hell with them."
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: New Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown said the team might need to know as few as a dozen plays — three or four runs and six to eight pass routes. "We're not trying to recreate the wheel. We'll decorate those plays up by motioning and doing some things like that, but we’re going to be pretty simple in our approach."
Joshua Kinder, Manhattan Mercury: As many as eight current positions in the Kansas State athletic department, plus two additional, currently unfilled positions, have been eliminated by the university.
Mississippi Press: Mississippi walk-on Bennie Abram died after collapsing during a conditioning drill.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin suspended receiver Kraig Appleton, defensive end Shelby Harris and linebacker Nick Hill for violating team rules.
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