Blaine Newnham, Seattle Times: Tyrone Willingham can be tough on the media, but spend four hours with him on a golf course and you'll see a different side of the Washington coach.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: At Alabama Birmingham, paydays are more important than paydirt.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Ron Prince is already winning over the media at Kansas State. He had the first of three open practices, something that never happened under Bill Snyder (registration).
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald-Review: So far, it's a different tune coming out of Illinois, where cautious optimism has replaced brash predictions.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: The knuckleheads in the Florida legislature should keep out of the debate over making a Central Florida-South Florida game an annual affair.
David Climer, Tennessean: So exactly when did Oklahoma join the Southeastern Conference?
Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times: USC coach Pete Carroll knows that image is everything.