Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune: The rivalry between Brigham Young and Utah has taken a controversial turn three days before the teams play. A video has surfaced showing what appears to be Utah players engaging in a mock baptism.
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports: A new book titled, "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," exposes the underbelly of a dysfunctional system.
Matt Jones, Whole Hog Sports: The latest outrageous coaching contract has been finalized. Bret Bielema will make $2.95 million annually, with on-field and academic incentives totaling up to an additional $700,000 each year. He has a no-compete clause with other Southeastern Conference teams and becomes the 12th highest-paid coach in the land.
Steven Braid, New York Times: 'Cat napping. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald places an unusual emphasis on his players' sleep behavior as a way to improve their performance.
Kevin Schnepf, Forum News Service: Some North Dakota State fans are upset that ESPN's "GameDay" will broadcast from downtown Fargo instead of the Fargodome. "Way to screw the pooch on that location," one fan wrote on Twitter.
Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union: A little perspective on Division I-AA teams "upsetting" Division I-A foes. The combined records of the 10 I-A teams defeated by I-AA teams is 4-20.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: The writer responds to comments made about him by Bo Pelini: "I've been cursed at by better coaches than Pelini. Worse coaches, too."
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: The Pacific 12 only added to the confusion of the Wisconsin-Arizona State ending.Stefanie Loh, U-T San Diego: Should San Diego State play Colorado on Oct. 19? Both teams have a bye and the Aztecs are eligible to play a 13th game because of the NCAA's "Hawaii Exemption."
Michael Rand, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Samantha Ponder is still not pregnant, she will have you know.
Audrey Snyder, Pennlive.com: Penn State's Beaver Stadium seats 106,572, and since the start of the 2004 season the team has played before crowds of less than 100,000 only 14 times. But eight of those 14 have occurred since the start of the 2012 season. Despite slumping attendance, State College's economy holds steady on game weekends.
Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com: The times, they are a-changin'. Two years ago, Alabama slugged out a 9-6 overtime victory against Louisiana State. Last Saturday, the Crimson Tide needed 49 points to hold off Texas A&M.
Brian Haas, Tennessean: Vanderbilt kicked receiver Chris Boyd off the team for trying to cover up a June 23 rape incident involving teammates in a university dorm.
Jeff Faraudo, San Jose Mercury News: California's Sonny Dykes is trying to clean up an academic mess left by Jeff Tedford.
Rustin Dodd, Kansas City Star: Charlie Weis, whose teams have a "decided schematic advantage," is shaking things up offensively at Kansas. The Jayhawks' three starting receivers have lost their jobs.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Confused about conference realignment? You're not alone.
Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: At long last, Hawaii has a renovated locker room.
Adam Jude, Seattle Times: Don James, aka the "Dawgfather," will undergo chemotherapy treatment for a malignant tumor on his pancreas.
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