Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: With the first game only 46 days away, it's time to ponder 10 pressing questions (registration).
Terence Moore, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Notre Dame-Georgia Tech series has an ugly past. Take 1978, for example, when the Irish contingent was pounded back by a combination of dead fish and whiskey bottles before, during and after a Notre Dame rout of the Yellow Jackets (registration).
Jerry Brewer Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, who moved closer to making Bill Gates money, now must prove he's worth it.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: If Melick had a degree — any degree — from Auburn, he'd be inclined to hide it right now.
John Pruett, Huntsville Times: The fact that Auburn officials have been trumpeting the university's high national ranking in the NCAA's Academic Performance Rating only adds to the embarrassment.