Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register: Gene Chizik left Iowa State a better place because, well, he left.
Emily Price, KCCI-TV: Alex Giffords, Iowa State's kicker from 1979-82, is the brother of Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was among the victims of the horrific shooting Saturday in Tucson.
Pete Thamel, New York Times: Auburn has the top-ranked team, but the university's football team has tumbled in the NCAA's most important academic measurement to No. 85. Plus, Auburn booster Bobby Lowder isn't sharing in the Tigers' moment on the big stage.
Roy L. Williams, Birmingham News: With a winter storm moving in, some hotels near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport have seen a surge of bookings for Sunday night from Auburn fans wanting to make sure they can make it to Monday flights to the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Charles Goldberg, Birmingham News: Auburn has canceled plans to show the BCS title game in the new Auburn Arena because of expected hazardous weather conditions Monday.
Renee Busby, Mobile Press-Register: Auburn has also canceled classes on Monday. The reason? Officials say it's because of the weather and not the BCS title game.