Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Alabama and Louisiana State gave reminders this past week that the practice of grayshirting players is a black mark against college football.
John Henderson, Denver Post: Pacific 10 commissioner Larry Scott said that Colorado would receive TV revenues if it joined next year, even though Utah agreed to no revenues for joining in 2011. The Buffaloes could have faced a double whammy if they had to pay the Big 12 a yet-to-be-determined exit fee and receive nothing from the Pac-10.
Brian Cook, M Go Blog: The blog is reporting that Michigan and Alabama will play in 2012 in Dallas.
Geoff Grammer, New Mexican: After five years in prison, former prep standout Kenny Turner is hoping that an opportunity given to him by New Mexico State's DeWayne Walker will be a stepping stone to the NFL.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Did Twitter kill open practices?
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Rich Rodriguez will only answer questions about his time at Michigan when he goes in front of the NCAA Infractions Committee in Seattle next week, but that doesn't mean committee members will ignore the latest accusations against him.
David Jesse, Ann Arbor.com: Documents appear to back claims by Rodriguez that he didn't know of the practice time violations and the missing CARA forms, raising questions surrounding the university’s role in monitoring what was going on in the program.
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Michigan and Michigan State are mediocre twins on the gridiron.
David Climer, Tennessean: Guilty or not, Tennessee can't escape the Lane Kiffin quagmire.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Virginia Tech's No. 6 ranking in the coaches' poll — the program's best start ever — means the Hokies likely would be elevated to the Bowl Championship Series title game with an undefeated regular season.
Rod Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Not so fast on Alabama repeating as BCS champion.
George Hostetter and Daniel Lyght, Fresno Bee: A plan to eliminate stadium seat licenses, which let fans claim prime "red seats" for a decade at a time, could further unsettle veteran boosters of Fresno State. Plus, the number of Pat Hill critics appear to be subsiding after the coach's decision to take a pay cut.
Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt defended his position to reinstate defensive end Jabaal Sheard, who was involved in a fight in July.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Chris Petersen said that he contacted the father of recruit Emil Smith, who died last month in a car accident in California.
Jerome Solomon, Houston Chronicle: Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is now co-offensive coordinator at Houston.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Sherrod Harris, Texas' backup quarterback, gave up his final season of eligibility to focus on academics. Either freshmen Connor Wood and Case McCoy will back up Garrett Gilbert.
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Receiver Paul Richardson was given final approval to join the Colorado program and enroll in classes.
Bryan Dean, Oklahoman: Charles Thompson, who became the symbol of a troubled Oklahoma program when he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit in 1989, said he has rebuilt his life.
Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee fans can now order license plates that features the Volunteers' trademark "power T" and the "checkerboard" design.
Andrew Carter, Orlando Sentinel: Jarmon Fortson, a junior receiver at Florida State who was expected to be among the Seminoles' best players this season, has been dismissed from the team.
Greg Auman, St. Petersburg Times: The attorney for Myrtice Landers, the academic adviser who accused South Florida of racial discrimination and covering up NCAA violations, said that Landers' firing has been rescinded and she has been put on administrative leave with pay pending further investigation.
Bob Fortus, Times-Picayune: Tulane starter Dezman Moses and reserves Devin Figaro and Emmanuel Aluko were suspended for the first two games for "violating team and athletic-department team policies."
Jeff Call, Deseret News: Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall announced that an NCAA waiver submitted on behalf of junior linebacker Uona Kaveinga was denied. The waiver asked that the USC transfer be allowed to play this season without having to sit out a year after his transfer.
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