Hubert Mizel, Gainesville Sun: As glorious as the bowl season has been, imagine how a playoff would capture the attention of a football-crazed nation.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: Belly dancers, USC and NCAA recruiting violations. How did they get linked in a Fort Worth newspaper?
Norman Chad, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: USC might be the best team in the land, but the Trojans clearly aren't the brightest (registration).
John Agsalud, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Here are the top five technology-related reasons why Texas will beat USC in the Rose Bowl.