Dave Weekley, Charleston Gazette: ESPN is attempting to drive viewers to buy high-definition TVs by broadcasting its schedule of Thursday night games in letterbox format.
Ted Miller, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington's biggest problem the past three seasons hasn't been a lack of talent. It has been a loser's mentality that starts with an indifference to conditioning.
Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: Because he's counting carbs and does not play golf, this columnist decided to skip the Mountain West Conference media daze, er, days.
Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska is the team to beat in the Big 12 North, but who will win the South? Here's a vote for Texas.
Mike Huguenin, Orlando Sentinel: When it comes to the best collection of running backs in the nation, nobody can top Georgia.
Josh Moon, Montgomery Advertiser: That New York Times piece carving up the Auburn athletic department failed to connect the dots.
Joe Biddle, Tennessean: While it's easy to pick on Auburn and dust off all the jokes about (insert football factory name here) academics being an oxymoron, let's be real.
Carl DuBois, Baton Rouge Advocate: This is what you get when you ask fans what questions a reporter should ask during Southeastern Conference media days.