Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard: Let's get the speculation started: can anybody beat USC next year?
Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: About the only rivalry left in the Big East will be on display Thursday when West Virginia and Pittsburgh square off for the "Backyard Brawl."
Chadd Cripe and Nick Jezierny, Idaho Stateman: All-mighty Fresno State might want to win the WAC before strutting its stuff.
Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: The WAC, basking in the afterglow of Fresno State's impressive performance at USC, is looking to add to its bowl resume.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: And since we're on a roll with Fresno, the Bulldogs have cashed in on the USC effort by accepting a bid to the Liberty Bowl (registration).