Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Life after death, as in NCAA death penalty. Try telling that to Southern Methodist.
Dan Bickley, Arizona Republic: Arizona State can aim for the sky in 2006 after defeating Rutgers in the Insight Bowl.
Jerry Izenberg, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers put together a helluva plan to beat Arizona State, but didn't have the horses to pull it off.
Bernie Lincicome, Rocky Mountain News: It's over. What became a nightmare of a season for Colorado finally ended.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: New Colorado coach Dan Hawkins isn't expected in Boulder until Sunday, but it appears he will be arriving Friday.
Curt McKeever, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska's season resembles that of the 1999 squad, which finished 7-5 before turning it around in 2000 and making a run to the national title.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier finds unique names for plays, but there is a method behind his madness.
Terry Wood, Northwest Arkansas Times: Arkansas coach Houston Nutt is no doubt happy 2005 is about to end. And why not? The 2006 season looks promising.