David Jones, PennLive.com: In many ways, Condoleezza Rice will fit perfectly on the College Football Playoff panel. As national security advisor, she helped argue for one of the greatest boondoggles in the military history of this nation — the Bush administration’s case for an invasion of Iraq under the guise that its dictator was pursuing the production of "weapons of mass destruction," including those of nuclear capability.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: The NCAA is expected to release its sanctions Tuesday for the University of Miami in the case involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The 16th and last season of the Bowl Championship Series is shaping up like the others — full of controversy.
Ed Sherman, Sherman Report: A Native American group says Lee Corso's dressing as a Seminole leader showed a lack of respect.Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: Michigan and Michigan State each have lost only one game, but neither team appears on the columnist's Associated Press top 25 ballot.
Associated Press: Kansas, under the direction of Crewcut Charlie Weis, is quickly becoming the graveyard of quarterbacks.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Hlist. Move over Johnny Manziel and make room for Jameis Winston.
Tony Krausz, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame is unranked with a record of at least 5-2 for only the fourth time in team history.
Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily Mail: What if West Virginia had its Big 12 schedule inverted? It wouldn't be 7-0 and vastly overrated at No. 10, like Texas Tech. But the Mountaineers wouldn't be below .500 in late October, which hasn't happened since 2003.
Jon Solomon, AL.com: The NCAA has agreed to settlement talks over concussions with a second set of plaintiffs.
Paul Tenorio, Orlando Sentinel: Louisville coach Charlie Strong says the Cardinals were the better team despite the loss to Central Florida.
Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian is glaring at reality — the possibility of a losing season.
Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel: Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley has given coach Will Muschamp a vote of confidence.
Gary Laney, AL.com: A look at the biggest games left on the Southeastern Conference schedule.
Mike Sorensen, Deseret News: Classless act of the week: Utah State, leading New Mexico, 38-3, fakes a punt in the middle of the fourth quarter and scores on a 72-yard run.
Lost Lettermen: The 9-year-old daughter of ESPN's Brett McMurphy is already an accomplished broadcaster.
Houston Chronicle: Winners and losers from the past week.
Ty Duffy, The Big Lead: Upsets, confirmation bias and preseason poll inertia.
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