Neill Woelk, Boulder Daily Camera: Five years ago, Colorado suffered what was believed to be the most embarrassing loss in team history when Texas destroyed the Buffs, 70-3, in the Big 12 championship game. But five years later, there's a new candidate for that ignominious place in Buff annals.
Mark Kiszla, Denver Post: It's time for Colorado to bring back Bill McCartney as coach.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: The only prizes left for Alabama are consolation prizes.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: Here's how Nebraska left Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium for the last time: by running. The Huskers ran like they stole something. And maybe they did.
Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: Barring a collapse in Iowa State’s final two games, Paul Rhoads is going to get at least one vote for Big 12 coach of the year. Mine.
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: Turns out the Utah Utes are pretenders — at least by the harsh measure at the highest level of college football.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Boise State officially departs the Western Athletic Conference on June 30, 2011. In reality, the Broncos left it — and the Hawaii football team — behind a long time before the kickoff of yesterday's 42-7 thumping of the Warriors in Bronco Stadium.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: There's no reason for Texas to be this bad.
Dave Sittler, Tulsa World: Like it or not, Bob Stoops is going to face the same questions that were fired at him a week ago: Can Oklahoma win on the road and is Landry Jones the answer at quarterback?
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: It's one step forward, two steps back in Mike London's first season as Virginia coach.
Bud Poliquin, Syracuse Post-Standard: Maybe Syracuse's 6-2 start, crafted against the 166th most difficult Division I/I-AA schedule in the land, was a bit of a mirage.
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald-Review: Until Saturday, the defense kept Illinois in every game. Then in a colossal collapse that was stunning in its wire-to-wire scope, the defense was shredded like twigs dropped into a wood chipper.
Greg Stoda, Palm Beach Post: Stephen Morris should remain as Miami's quarterback even after Jacory Harris returns.