John Benson, Willoughby News-Herald: Comedian Richard Lewis, a 1969 Ohio State graduate, is still backing his Buckeyes. "I'm just so sick of Ohio State getting beaten up by these pundits on all of the sports channels. ... I'm a Buckeye, so I'm biased. I just remember when [coach Jim] Tressel made his first speech, I think at a basketball game, and said, 'We will beat Michigan.' That's right up there with me having intercourse for the first time. I was very excited." Thanks to Ben Maller.
Adam Maya, Orange Country Register: The father of UCLA reserve fullback Trevor Theriot wrote a critical message about the Bruin staff on his Facebook page: "The sad state of UCLA football," Brian Theriot posted. "My gosh…..I have never seen more misuse of talent and a greater degree of offensive stagnancy on play calling and use of personnel….we have the players. UCLA under Coach Rick (Neuheisel)….is horrible. Wayne Moses the running back coach is horrible. The sets are Pop Warner in movement, motion, and slots. I mean a Pop Warner type offense that Tim Tebow would laugh at. UCLA is playing with great athletes but giving great athletes boys and girls club sets. Norm Chow and Wayne Moses are old school and gone." Neuheisel replied, "Everybody's entitled to their opinion."
David Jones, Florida Today: Florida's Urban Meyer has decided to punish linebacker Brandon Spikes for an eye-gouging incident against Georgia. Spikes won't play in the first half of Saturday's game against Vanderbilt. Link to video. The Gators' Tim Tebow said the Bulldogs used some of the same tactics that Spikes did.
Sports By Brooks: Was Spikes gouged first? Georgia's Shaun Chapas appears to have gotten his hand under Spikes' facemask in the first quarter.
Dave Birkett, Ann Arbor.com: Michigan's Rich Rodriguez has no plans to discipline offensive tackle Mark Ortmann, who was caught on video throwing an uppercut to the groin of Illinois' Corey Liuget. Ortmann denies throwing a punch. Link to video. The Big Ten is investigating.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press: The son of legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler is suing his stepmother in Ohio over concerns about a trust her late husband created.