Frank Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia Inquirer: Penn State might be a team shroud of secrecy, but that's not the case if you pick up the glossy fashion magazine W (registration).
Terrance Harris, Houston Chronicle: Former Western Michigan coach Gary Darnell will be hired as Texas A&M's defensive coordinator.
Izzy Gould, St. Petersburg Times: Yet another reminder why recruits should never give their cell phone number to a coach.
Lorenzo Perez, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina State fans are gobbling up tickets for the Meineke Car Care Bowl. The same can't be said for followers of South Florida (registration).
Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia's Mark Richt is likely to get a restructured contract after the season (registration).
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Central Florida is transporting a 253-member party to Honolulu for the Hawaii Bowl. That alone will cost in excess of $500,000.
Keith Whitmire, Dallas Morning News: Lee Hays, the man who will install the spread offense at Baylor, has been through Marine Corps sniper school (registration).