Great Falls Tribune: Iowa filled an opening on its schedule by agreeing to play Montana to open the season on Sept. 2. The Wiz wants to know if Montana will bring its streaker.
Nate Allen, Baxter Bulletin: Quarterback Alex Mortensen, the son of ESPN's Chris Mortensen, has decided to return to Arkansas after earlier saying he would transfer.
D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Talent-rich northeast Ohio, where Michigan found Desmond Howard, Elvis Grbac and Ricky Powers, appears to belong to Ohio State again (registration).
Mike Sullivan, North County Times: It took five weeks, but San Diego State coach Chuck Long finally hired an offensive coordinator. It's Del Miller, late of Kansas State.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Two more Wisconsin players have been arrested, bringing the number to four players who have allegedly broken the law since Dec. 16 (registration).
Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona might have a problem with two of its junior college recruits. They have yet to enroll for the second semester.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska is becoming California East. The Cornhuskers just secured their 10th player from the state for the 2006 recruiting class.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina needs a defensive coordinator, but it doesn't look like it will be Jon Hoke.
Emily Badger, Sun-Sentinel: Tom Nugent, a former Florida State coach who is credited with developing the I-formation, has died at age 92.
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Sam Young, an offensive lineman regarded at the top recruit in Florida, picked Notre Dame over USC (registration).
Erik Boal, L.A. Daily News: C.J. Gable, a standout running back from Sylmar High, picked USC over Arizona and California.