Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg says the possibility of the financially strapped Houston Bowl being played this year is a "50-50 proposition."
Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri needs to secure its borders. Top-flight prep players continue to head out of state.
Jerry Hill, Waco Tribune: Baylor, which is making the move to the spread offense, is trying to corner the market on receivers.
Kurt Caywood, Topeka Capital-Journal: Former Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is slowly adjusting to life away from the game.
Alan Trubow, Austin American-Statesman: Two more players have given oral commitments to coach Mack Brown, bringing Texas' non-binding commitment number to 21 for the class of 2007 (registration).
Randy Kenner, Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee is on the verge of a huge marketing deal that could exceed $80 million (registration).
Cecil Hurt, Tuscaloosa News: Alabama safety Chris Keys and cornerback Travis Robinson are no longer members of the team (registration).
Richard Cirminiello, College Football News: One man's opinion on teams that routinely are overrated or underrated.