James Salzer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Teachers are being furloughed, health programs are being slashed and state government is in a fiscal free-fall. Nonetheless, Georgia is coming up with $10 million to help pay for the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Andrea Adelson, College Gridiron 365: Terry Bowden, coach at Division II North Alabama, says Division I-A needs a playoff.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Chris Kiffin, a 28-year-old offensive intern on Bo Pelini’s staff at Nebraska this past season, has accepted a job as a defensive administrative assistant at USC, where his brother, Lane Kiffin, is coach and father, Monte Kiffin, is defensive coordinator.
Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: The surgery on the left knee of Terrelle Pryor sounds more involved than first thought. "We just thought I'd strengthen it, but when Dr. [Chris] Kaeding went into it, there were a lot of things wrong with it," Pryor said.
Jeff Miller, Dallas Morning News: Southern Methodist has a special place in the integration of college sports in Texas for its signing of Jerry LeVias as the Southwest Conference's first black scholarship player in 1965, but the school's involvement in promoting racial equality dates to 1947.
Edward Robinson, ACC Now: North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien and his staff observed Duke's practice on Monday morning. Duke coach David Cutcliffe said that since the teams do not face each other for the next three seasons, the Blue Devils could welcome the Wolfpack staff.
Ed Sherman, Chicago Business: The Big Ten has seen revenues go up $200 million under Jim Delany.
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun: Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes discusses his eye-gouging incident against Georgia at the NFL combine.
Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn has scheduled another Big Cat weekend. Last year's Big Cat attracted 22 players, and Auburn ultimately signed 10 of them. It also resulted in several secondary NCAA violations.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: For better or worse, salaries for assistant coaches will continue to spiral out of control.
Mark Inabinett, Mobile Press-Register: The team of the decade in the Southeastern Conference is ...
Randy Riggs, Austin American-Statesman: Katherine Brown, the mother of Texas coach Mack Brown, died on Sunday afternoon of pancreatic cancer. She was 81.Awful Announcing: Erin Andrews will be a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." No word if she will be paired with Rey Maualuga.
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