Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado has focused its search for a new coach to three candidates: Minnesota Vikings assistant Eric Bieniemy, Washington Redskins assistant Jon Embree and Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain. Bieniemy and Embree, former players at the school, are believed to be the front-runners. A decision could come as early as Friday and there's a possibility both Bieniemy and Embree could be brought to Boulder, with Bieniemy as coach and Embree as offensive coordinator.
Jaime Sarrio and Jim Galloway, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The editor-in-chief of Georgia's campus newspaper resigned after being asked to leave the president’s box during Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. Daniel Burnett, 22, acknowledged that he had been drinking at a tailgate party before the game. He apologized for his behavior but said he was not drunk.
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: ABC/ESPN officials have acknowledged an altercation Saturday night at the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game that led to the ejection of an ABC cameraman by an Oklahoma State security officer. The officer escorted the cameraman out of the stadium in the first half after a dispute over the cameraman's positioning on the sidelines.
Will Collier, From The Bleachers: Does ESPN's Mark Schlabach do any research?
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Bill McCartney apologized for comments that drew criticism from those opposed to Colorado hiring him as the next coach.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The result of Saturday's Apple Cup game could determine if Washington State retains Paul Wulff as coach.
Monte Poole, Oakland Tribune: Now is not the time to fire California's Jeff Tedford.
Jeff Lockridge, Tennessean: Early names in Vanderbilt's search for a new coach: Stanford assistant Greg Roman, Virginia Tech assistant Bud Foster and former Miami coach Randy Shannon.
Kevin Gemmell and Tim Sullivan, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk said a donor made a $5 million pledge that will be used toward retaining coach Brady Hoke.
Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero was taken aback when asked if Rick Neuheisel would return as coach. "Of course there's never been any question of that. There's no doubt. Why would you ask that question?"
Lynn Henning, Detroit News: A quick resolution of Rich Rodriguez's fate is better for everyone.
Stephen A. Smith, Philadelphia Sports Daily: Money is the reason Penn State keeps Joe Paterno.
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt is more concerned about Saturday's game against Cincinnati than his job security.
Hannah Karp, Wall Street Journal: Former players say Alabama's Nick Saban twisted the truth about why they were leaving the program.
Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News: The part-time disc jockey who was fired by Alabama for playing provocative songs over the public address system at Bryant-Denny Stadium before kickoff of the Iron Bowl wasn't alone on the prank. A higher-ranking, full-time staffer was in on the planning and in the control booth, but still has his job.
Steve Berkowitz, USA Today: Oregon's Chip Kelly would secure nearly $4.3 million in bonuses and future contract guarantees if the Ducks beat Oregon State.
Cork Gaines, Business Insider: Nevada's victory over Boise State was a costly one. By knocking the Broncos out of the hunt for a Bowl Championship Series game, the Wolf Pack cost themselves and every other team in the Western Athletic Conference nearly $1 million.
Marcia C. Smith, Orange County Register: The Pacific 10 bowl situation smells, and not like a Rose.
Doug Robinson, Deseret News: You've got to hand it to the BCS. They are cunning. Don't you see what's happening? They're incorporating the teams that continually cause them headaches, the teams that tend to knock off the BCS teams and climb high in the national rankings and force consideration for BCS bowl berths and take millions of dollars away from BCS teams.
John Infante, Bylaw Blog: Facebook made NCAA recruiting rules obsolete last month when it introduced a new messaging system.
David Biderman, Wall Street Journal: Who complains more, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops or Arizona's Mike Stoops?
Norman Chad: Maryland might be getting its butt kicked in math, science and engineering, but it now has the nation's first collegiate competitive eating team.
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