Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami coach Larry Coker's job is safe, but several of his assistants are likely gone after the loss to LSU. Also, standout Devin Hester is expected to announced Tuesday that he will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
John Riehl, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa State returns 10 of 11 offensive starters in 2006, but the Cyclones have a need for speed (subscription, so story is in comments).
Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: South Florida must replace five starters on offense and at least four on defense, but coach Jim Leavitt is confident the Bulls are pointed in the right direction.
John Delong, Winston-Salem Journal: North Carolina State coach Chuck Amato says the Wolfpack's victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl "might be one of the biggest wins, when it is all said and done, this university could have."
Pete Thamel, New York Times: Maurice Clarett, who three years ago this week led Ohio State to the national title, was sought by the police in Columbus as a suspect in an armed robbery (registration).
Moisekapenda Bower, Houston Chronicle: Todd Graham, Rice's new coach, left most every Owl supporter feeling rejuvenated after his first press conference.
Stefan Fatsis, Wall Street Journal: Handicapping the Rose Bowl should be a snap. Only it's not. ... You have to be a subscriber to access this story online. Otherwise, find a copy of the Weekend Journal at your local newsstand.
Parade Magazine: The insert for Sunday newspapers announces its 2006 All-American team and has an interview with player of the year Mitch Mustain. You can also access the All-American teams for the past three years.
Jim Walsh, Arizona Republic: Rula Bula, an Irish Pub on Mill Avenue in Tempe, actually ran out of bottled beer on New Year's Eve. Yes, Notre Dame fans are in town.