Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times: Best read of the day. Few teams have a fan like 91-year-old Francis Benavidez, who has attended every USC home game since 1933.
Dave Krieger, Rocky Mountain News: Colorado might not be happy with Gary Barnett, but the university doesn't have the bankroll to pay off the coach.
Betting Fool, San Francisco Chronicle: No matter how much it is tweaked, the BCS remains one heck of a mess.
Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: Talent is not the problem at Tennessee, but getting the players motivated is (registration).
Jerry Izenberg, Newark Star-Ledger: It seems like the last time Rutgers played in a bowl game, the players were wearing leather helmets.
Jeff Shain, Miami Herald: A 7-4 record is unacceptable at Florida State, but a victory against Virginia Tech would make for a memorable season (registration).
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Auburn is another team about to get shafted. And you wonder why there is so much hatred for Notre Dame.
Tom Powers, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Maybe Minnesota should be called Team iPod. The tune the Golden Gophers are hearing most is Music City Bowl.