Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times: USC's 62-41 loss to Arizona State means only one thing: Lane Kiffin's seat is now hotter than the pavement outside Sun Deveil Stadium.
Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant: Desperate times call for the rational measure: Connecticut must fire Paul Pasqualoni.
Jenni Carlson, Oklahoman: All kinds of things went wrong for Oklahoma State in its loss to West Virginia, but the blame for this debacle ultimately falls on the offense.
Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal: Move over Wisconsin. The Big Ten title appears destined to be passed to bigger, faster and stronger Ohio State.
John Canzano, Oregonian: What was most striking about another in the line of Oregon blowout victories wasn't the score, but that the athletic department is doing a wonderful job of parlaying its football success.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma, in declaring its intentions of returning to the national stage, showed it has a quarterback and, perhaps, a defense.
Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com: And the beat goes on. Alabama rolled Mississippi in what has to be considered one of the better defensive performances in the Nick Saban era.
Martin Fennelly, Tampa Tribune: The real story at Raymond James Stadium was how far South Florida is from Miami, the Hurricanes having rejoined the Big Three. Right now, the tired notion of the Bulls making it a foursome is laughable. South Florida can’t even look McNeese State and Florida Atlantic in the eye without blinking.
Ron Higgins, Times-Picayune: Louisiana State's defense has to improve because it can't get any worse.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Yes, Iowa has yet to beat a team of merit, but these Hawkeyes could be better than a lot of people realize.
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