Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC compliance officials are investigating whether NCAA recruiting violations occurred at a restaurant that is owned by a former player.
Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune: Negotiations went well into Saturday night, but Minnesota and Glen Mason finally agreed on five-year contract (registration).
Kevin Robbins, Austin American-Statesman: Vince Young Sr. has seen his son reach the biggest game of his life, but he watches from a Texas prison (registration).
Calvin Watkins, Dallas Morning News: Texas Christian wanted everybody who would listen to know the Horned Frogs should be ranked among the best in the country (registration).
Zack McMillin, Commercial Appeal: Fresno State lost its fourth in a row, falling to Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl. Now it must find a replacement for quarterback Paul Pinegar (registration).
Steve Kirk, Birmingham News: The first time you see Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, you might mistake him for the team's equipment manager.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Former UCLA coach Terry Donahue, part of the broadcasting team for the Cotton Bowl, is a big fan of Mike Leach's unconventional ideas.
Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State's Justin Zwick, who lost the quarterbacking job to Troy Smith, says he has no plans to transfer for his senior season (subscription, so story is in comments).
Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Any story that mentions West Virginia and couch burning is automatically included among the Wizard's favorites (registration).
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami coach Larry Coker said the 40-3 loss to Louisiana State was an "aberration."
Peter Y. Hong, Los Angeles Times: The paper tracks down the players from USC's 1990 Rose Bowl team and finds that for many, life is harder to tackle than football.
Moisekapenda Bower, Houston Chronicle: Rice will introduce Tulsa defensive coordinator Todd Graham as its new coach on Sunday.