Terry Foster, Detroit News: George Perles, the former Michigan State coach, has a big dream. Someday, his Motor City Bowl will become part of the BCS lineup and play host to a national championship game.
David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel: Ancient Hawaiian proverb says, "Uoki loa'a kaumaha luna li'ili ua." In other words, Central Florida has the kind of mentality that will make bowl trips an annual event.
Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times: It is difficult to imagine, when Texas El Paso finished 2-11 a couple of years ago, that an 8-4 season and a bowl appearance would be a letdown. But the 2005 team didn't live up to expectations.
Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona remains one of five BCS teams to have gone seven or more years without a bowl appearance, but not all is lost.