Jon Solomon, Birmingham News: High-definition televisions are coming to instant replay booths this season in the Southeastern, Big Ten, Big 12 and possibly the Atlantic Coast conferences. "I think it's a good move," national coordinator of officials David Parry said. "Sometimes a guy at home with high definition was getting a better view of replay than the guy in the stadium at the booth."
John Walters, FanHouse: Brent Musburger, 70, has done it all — Super Bowls, NBA finals, Bowl Championship Series games, the World Series — but the man from Big Timber, Mont., shows no signs of slowing down.
Loran Smith, Athens Banner-Herald: College football has never enjoyed greater popularity, but there may be something lurking that will blindside the game.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Kellen Moore, whose completion percentage dropped five points last season to 64.3%, is working to fine-tune his mechanics.
David Jones, Harrisburg Patriot-News: The addition of Pittsburgh would not extend the Big Ten footprint.
Brian Landman, St. Petersburg Times: Talk of Big Ten and Pacific 10 expansion creates tension among other conferences.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: New Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon thinks the Big Ten is at a competitive disadvantage without a conference title game.
Eagle in Atlanta: South Florida's Skip Holtz is telling boosters he "had the opportunity" to leave East Carolina for four teams — Boston College, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Syracuse.
Matt Tait, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas' fan base has fallen in love with Turner Gill.
Eugene Register-Guard: Another weekend, another arrest at Oregon. Linebacker Josh Kaddu was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Jack Moran, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon kicker Rob Beard, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of physical harassment, was so drunk just after midnight on Jan. 24 that he doesn’t remember shoving a 19-year-old woman to the ground during a campus area dispute that ended with him getting beaten unconscious by two men who intervened on behalf of the woman.
Greg Auman, St. Petersburg Times: Kicker Marvin Kloss, scheduled to walk on this fall at South Florida, was arrested and faces a felony charge of grand theft.
Iliana Limón, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida signee Jose Jose, a standout lineman at Miami Central High, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Elizabeth Merrill, ESPN.com: The downward spiral of Mark Becker, who was convicted in the shooting death of Parkersburg (Iowa) High coach Ed Thomas.
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