Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Make him the schedulemaker and Louisiana State would have a brutal nonconference slate.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Maybe it's time someone steps in and draws up a uniform policy for punishing players who get into trouble.
Rainer Sabin, Northwest Arkansas Times: Stress? Just take a look at the cover of the 1998 Arkansas media guide to see how Houston Nutt has aged.
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette: Talk about bowl savvy. Conference USA has secured ties to seven bowls.