Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: Michigan better let the bitter taste of this 7-5 season marinate, then learn from it, because it shouldn't happen again.
Curt McKeever, Lincoln Journal Star: Even the biggest critics have to give Nebraska some credit after its victory in the Alamo Bowl.
Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times: Opposing recruiters looking to use speculation that USC's Pete Carroll was headed back to the NFL will have to come up with a new strategy.
Barry Tramel, Oklahoman: A victory in the Holiday Bowl will serve as a springboard for Oklahoma's return to elite status in 2006 (registration).
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: We knew Texas was going to be good when the season started. But this good? (registration).