Michael Hiestand, USA Today: ESPN will announce that "College GameDay" is expanding to three hours and will be simulcast on ESPN Radio. Erin Andrews, who reached agreement earlier this month on a new contract with the network, will host the first hour of the show. "It's time for me to try new things. ... The hosting stuff is what I'm really looking forward to," she said. With GameDay expanding, main host Chris Fowler will no longer call Thursday night games. His replacement on those telecasts is Rece Davis.
Larry Brown Sports: Did Fowler anger creationists with his closing statement from the World Cup in South Africa?
Kate Hairopoulos, Dallas Morning News: A Southern Methodist official said the recent decisions not to admit two incoming freshmen players who were NCAA qualifiers has nothing to do with a promise to become nationally competitive when it comes to enrolling athletes. Achieving a qualifying score does not guarantee admission to SMU, which ranked 68th in the 2010 U.S. News and World Report's rankings of colleges.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: As an assistant at Auburn in 2006 and 2007, Hugh Nall was named one of the top 25 recruiters in the nation. But after Tommy Tuberville stepped down as coach, Nall was out of a job. Today he is president of a trucking company that ships agricultural products. "We haul about 80% of the peanuts around the country," he said.
John Adams, Knoxville News Sentinel: Former Tennessee recruiting coordinator Bill Higdon says coach Derek Dooley is in for a rough time. "He has no chance right now. I can't believe where our program is. I think it will take him at least three years. I hope the fans can be patient."
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia's Mark Richt suspended two players who were arrested over the weekend on alcohol-related charges. Reserve running back Dontavius Jackson will have to sit out six games. Starting receiver Tavarres King will serve a minimum one-game suspension.
Joshunda Sanders, Austin American-Statesman: A University of Texas dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed. University president William Powers Jr. said he would suggest renaming Simkins Residence Hall at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: Breaking down No. 53 Rutgers.
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