Marlon W. Morgan, Commercial Appeal: Trouble at Mississippi, where quarterback Brent Schaeffer, the expected starter, has yet to meet transfer requirements (registration).
Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle: Houston was given approval to retain its bowl game, which will undergo a name change and feature teams from the Big 12 and Big East when it is held on Dec. 28.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia coach Mark Richt is having better luck getting his recruiting class qualified for admission. Last year, more than a fourth of his recruits failed to make the grade.
Ken Gordon, Columbus Dispatch: Receiver Raymond Small, one of Ohio State's top recruits, says he might not be eligible (thanks to reader Trent!).
Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: The Big Ten does not plan to accept advertising for alcohol or gambling when it debuts its channel in August 2007.
Matt Winkeljohn, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich is not thrilled with having Notre Dame on the schedule (registration).
Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Recruit DeAndre McDaniel will not be eligible to enroll this fall at Clemson, and the safety plans to attend a prep school.