Ron Bracken, Centre Daily Times: Joe Paterno is a public relations embarrassment to Penn State. His decision not to allow players to be interviewed before the Orange Bowl was simply bush league.
Jeff Shain, Miami Herald: What has become disheartening about the Heisman trophy is the rush to coronation (registration).
Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: Big East fans screaming about the ACC sending a 7-4 Florida State team to a BCS bowl should know better.
Ron Bellamy, Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon can make a case on a national stage that it was the real deal this season and will be next season.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: What's up with this? Now ESPN and Auburn's Tommy Tuberville are becoming fast friends.
Joe Biddle, Nashville Tennessean: Don't believe this crap about the BCS being perfect for a second. Even Bertie the bartender could have told you Texas and USC were the two best teams.
Jerry Brewer, Lousiville Courier-Journal: For all the talk, Louisville still has a long way to go. Just look at coach Bobby Petrino's 1-4 record against top 25 teams.