Bryan Mullen, Tennessean: Former Arizona quarterback Richard Kovalcheck has arrived at Vanderbilt and likes what he sees.
Jerry Greene, Orlando Sentinel: Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is no fan of the 12-game season.
Jim Beseda, Oregonian: Jay Locey was a big winner at Linfield. Now as an assistant at Oregon State, he will try to turn around the Beavers.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame receiver Jeff Samardzija was introduced to the Chicago media after becoming the latest member of the Cubs organization.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina said no to a South Carolina State request for additional tickets for the Bulldogs' 2007 game at Columbia.
Jeff Metcalfe, Arizona Republic: A nice piece on how the coaching career of Arizona State's Dirk Koetter was largely shaped by his father.
Jeff Rice, Centre Daily Times: A wild Big 33 all-star game, where Penn State-bound quarterback Pat Devlin guided Pennsylvania to a 61-42 victory over Ohio.
Kim Gorum, Waco Tribune-Herald: Texas has won the paper's Big 12 all-sports standings for the sixth year in a row.