David Barron, Houston Chronicle: An assistant professor at Rice says the mass media coverage that USC received had a big hand in Reggie Bush's margin of victory in the Heisman voting.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has become the toast of New York.
Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Tech fans who can't attend the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco are buying tickets and giving them to members of the armed forces (registration).
Damien Pierce, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texas Christian athletic director Danny Morrison thinks the new BCS formula will benefit the Horned Frogs (registration).
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Houston Nutt's hiring of Gus Malzahn as offensive coordinator has hit a nerve with Arkansas fans.
Kurt Voigt, Springdale Morning News: Top prep quarterback Mitch Mustain made it official: He's no longer committed to Arkansas.
Rus Baer, Columbia Daily Tribune: There is no questioning the athleticism of Missouri quarterback Brad Smith, but NFL teams hint at a position change.