Chris Low, Tennessean: Few offseasons have been more critical than the current one for Tennessee, which is coming off a 5-6 season.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Register: Looking back, perhaps Dennis Franchione did leave Alabama with more talent than he was given credit for.
John Boyle, Seattle Times: Hotshot Washington quarterback recruit Jake Locker could end up bypassing the Huskies for a pro baseball career.
Oklahoman: Oklahoma junior fullback Dane Zaslaw was arrested early Friday morning for public intoxication (registration).
Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: Maryland would appear to have several areas to address if it hopes to rebound from a 5-6 season (registration).
Columbia State: Clemson and South Carolina are zeroing in on several prospects, with the Tigers expected to get commitments from two defensive players.
Tim Bisel, Topeka Capital-Journal: Running back Demetrius Bell, who will be a member of Kansas State's recruiting class of 2007, is being compared to Darren Sproles.
Chad Hartley, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada coach Chris Ault appears to have found solutions to several problems facing the team entering spring drills.