Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: It's official: Nevada fans do not travel well. As of Thursday, the school had sold about 75 tickets for the Wolfpack's game against Central Florida in the Hawaii Bowl.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: This could be it for the Independence Bowl, which is without a corporate lifeline for the second year in a row. Person also has a report on South Carolina co-defensive coordinator John Thompson being put on a paid leave of absence.
David Staba, New York Times: Turner Gill, Buffalo's new coach, faces one of college football's most monumental challenges (registration).
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State lost Dan Hawkins, but a big cheer went up when Chris Petersen was introduced as his replacement.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Dan Hawkins said all the right things in his first day on the job at Colorado.