Andy Johnston, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia administrator George Stafford says new rules to curtail tailgating are an attempt to regain control of a situation that simply has gotten out of hand.
Rick Maese, Baltimore Sun: There's no scoreboard that will tell you this, but there wasn't a winner when former Navy quarterback Lamar Owens was cleared last week of rape charges (registration).
Frank Dascenzo, Durham Herald-Sun: Look into this crystal ball and you'll find it difficult to challenge the basic logic that claims Miami, in the Coastal, and Florida State, in the Atlantic Division, will rule the ACC in 2006.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Here is one guy's guess at what the most frequently asked questions will be at this week's ACC and SEC preseason gatherings. And he threw in the answers for free (registration).
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Big East has reinvented its football program after the defections of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College to the ACC.
Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier-Journal: Forget the Fiesta or Orange bowls. Louisville running back Michael Bush is talking about picking up that nasty 7-10-pin split.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: The Mountain West TV plan is, well, it's as clear as mud.