Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Who's tougher on crime, Mike Shula or Tommy Tuberville? That's easy. Hands down, it's Bob Stoops.
Jim Carty, Ann Arbor News: They say losing will humble you, and that appears to be the case with Michigan's Lloyd Carr, who doesn't flinch when asked about last season's 7-5 record.
Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Sizing up Notre Dame's prospects against what appears to be a formidable schedule (thanks to Kevin!).
Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle: Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn have brought Oklahoma down, but it has yet to be determined how far the Sooners will drop — and when.
Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: A 6-6 season is mediocre, but at Arizona it might be cause for a parade through downtown.