Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: No wonder Penn State at a disadvantage on the recruiting trail. Joe Paterno, 83, has not visited a prospect since Terrelle Pryor in late January 2008, and offensive coordinator Galen Hall, 69, doesn't recruit at all.
Joe Walljasper, Columbia Daily Tribune: Emails between Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe and Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton give a behind-the-scenes look at Beebe's effort to keep his league together. Beebe conducted a public relations campaign while privately pushing for a commitment from Missouri to stay in the conference.
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Jeremiah Masoli might play in Hawaii this fall, but not as a member of the Warriors. Louisiana Tech, which plays at Hawaii on Oct. 2, remains the front-runner to secure the transfer of the former Oregon quarterback.
Pat Forde, ESPN: Florida is internally investigating what sources described as an allegation that a representative of an agent paid center Maurkice Pouncey $100,000 between the Gators' loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game and their season-ending Sugar Bowl victory over Cincinnati. Pouncey entered the NFL draft this past spring after his junior year.
Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports: Pete Carroll has a "Deny Forever" attitude. Thanks to Tom!
Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal & Courier: Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke suggests his department could soon be priced out of the marketplace. "We have hit a point in the marketplace where if mega university 'A' came after one of our coaches and that was really important to them, we may not be able to stop it. We're in the bottom quartile of revenue among the $50 million and up universities trying to compete in the top quartile of performance."
Greg Cohen, State College: There will be no "White House" game this season at Penn State because of the lack of a marquee home opponent.
Pat Caputo, Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun: Michigan State has longed for the sort of security Michigan has had with its coaches. Is the pendulum finally starting to swing toward East Lansing?
Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh senior starting defensive end Jabaal Sheard was suspended indefinitely from team activities after a weekend arrest. Sheard refused to stop fighting on a South Side street early Sunday and then hurled another man through a glass door even after a police officer hit him repeatedly with his baton, according to court papers.
Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: Middle Tennessee was picked to win the Sun Belt over Troy in a vote of league coaches.
Lost Lettermen: Former Louisiana State quarterback Matt Mauck is currently enrolled in dental school at the University of Colorado.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Breaking down No. 46 Arizona.
Follow Jay Christensen on Twitter and join the Wiz on Facebook. To bypass registrations, go to Bug Me Not. Interested in sponsoring the site, have a tip, complaint or idea? Perhaps you would like to have the Wiz as a guest on your radio show or podcast. Contact: jayzuma (at) gmail.com.