T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: UCLA is an embarrassment. It's not so much the dropped passes, the missed tackles or the 31-22 losing start to the 2010 season. It's the selfish way they go about business.
John Blanchette: Spokesman-Review: Is it already time to reconsider the "Maybe it won’t be as bad as we think" season of Washington State football?
Terence Moore, FanHouse: North Carolina's Butch Davis has to go — and now.
Martin Manley, Upon Further Review: Was this the worst loss in Kansas history?
Rick Cleveland, Clarion-Ledger: Jacksonville State was paid $300,000 to come to Mississippi and play the part of sacrificial lamb. The Gamecocks left with a lot more than the money.
Loren Tate, Champaign News-Gazette: An honest viewer could only conclude that, if Missouri and Illinois played again next Saturday, it wouldn't be this close.
Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant: Maybe the bar of expectations was set too high. Maybe Connecticut isn't as good as we thought. Or maybe Michigan, with Rich Rodriguez sitting on the hottest of seats, will turn out to be much better than we thought.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville lost, 23-16, in Charlie Strong's debut but showed enough second-half grit to give the red-clad fans enough reason to feel as though the worst is over.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: Notre Dame appears more capable of handling adversity with Brian Kelly as coach.
Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News: Mission accomplished for Texas Christian. Now the Horned Frogs need Boise State to lose.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: That's one down, 13 to go for No. 1 Alabama.
Malcolm Moran, New York Times: Remembering his interview with Bear Bryant, 31 years ago this week.