Mike Vorel, Casper Star-Tribune: Wyoming's Dave Christensen named Jamar Cain interim defensive coordinator after he fired Chris Tormey. Cain is the third defensive coordinator to serve under Christensen in his less than five seasons at Wyoming.
Dan Wolken and Rachel Axon, USA Today: New Mexico State and Idaho should be competing on the same level as Alabama and Florida State, according to NCAA Division I Board of Directors chairman Nathan Hatch. A faculty group has been lobbying for change.
John Canzano, Oregonian: A former Oregon player has a message for Duck fans: "Go (bleep) yourselves."
Joel A. Erickson, AL.com: Arkansas' Bret Bielema is raising a stink over the film exchange with Auburn.
Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune: Instead of having his Wisconsin team in position for a strong finish and a BCS invitation, former Utah State coach Gary Andersen could be enduring a miserable season at Colorado or California. Or he could be in Logan, which is somewhere in between.
Zach Buchanan, Arizona Republic: Arizona State announcer Tim Healey is returning to the booth after he was diagnosed with transient global amnesia.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: Duke loss aside, Virginia Tech has met reasonable expectations.
Shreveport Times: Louisiana Lafayette's practice of dropping Lafayette from the school name violates state law.
John Pennington, Mr. SEC: Chronicling the decline of Southeastern Conference defenses.
Andrew Gribble, AL.com: Nick Saban: "I've never considered joining Twitter, nor do I know why anybody would."
Ed McGranahan, Columbia State: Clemson's Dabo Swinney is displeased with the tone of the commentary during ESPN's telecast of the Tigers' game against Maryland.
Kevin Scarbinsky, AL.com: Oregon wants Alabama, but the reality is that Florida State would be a more formidable opponent for the Crimson Tide.
Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Which team had the worst Saturday? Pittsburgh (loss to Navy), Penn State (drilled by Ohio State) or West Virginia (lopsided loss at Kansas State)?
Andy Staples, SI.com: Everett Golson effectively conceded that cheating on a test led to his semester banishment from Notre Dame.
Indianapolis Star: The father of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has been banned from campus for a year after his arrest over an altercation at the Fighting Illini's game against Michigan State.
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