David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel: Central Florida earned the right to be called Cinderella, but it limped away with a slipper full of sand after losing to Nevada.
Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: The decision to temporarily declare USC's Matt Leinart ineligible for saying "Next on Sportscenter" is another example how the NCAA hurts so-called student-athletes (registration).
David Knox, Birmingham News: Cast another vote for a playoff. Says ESPN's Chris Fowler, "You're not going to convince me that attractive BCS bowl matchups are better than a playoff."
Sam King, Baton Rouge Advocate: Outside of USC or Texas, Miami might be the toughest bowl opponent available that Louisiana State could have drawn.