Mike Knobler, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: What do Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Michigan, Wisconsin and Boston College have in common? They rank among the AP top 25 in football and the U.S. News & World Report top 40 in academics (registration).
Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: College jobs have become much more appealing recently to coaches with NFL experience, but this isn't a good year for those wanting to return to campus.
Ken Hambleton, Lincoln Journal Star: On the afternoon of Oct. 21, 1905, a plucky Nebraska team traveled to Ann Arbor and put up a good fight for a scoreless half, then fell, 31-0, to mighty Michigan.
Tom Reed, Akron Beacon Journal: Pride is at an all-time high at Akron, which rose from the depths in 2002 and plays in its first bowl game on Monday (registration).
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa has Florida beat in one category. The Hawkeye assistant coaches get fatter paychecks.