Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Get this: Ohio State left tackle Alex Boone, 19, has dropped 50 pounds of beer weight after giving up drinking in April.
Andrew Logue, Des Moines Register: Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, the third-highest paid coach in the land, says the money "won't affect me at all."
Dave Rahme, Post-Standard: Syracuse has fielded a team for 110 years, but none were as bad as the 2005 edition. So where do we go from here?
Jeffrey Martin, Wichita Eagle: Coach Ron Prince has released a list of the 14 Kansas State players who failed a conditioning test on Saturday.
Steven M. Sipple and Brian Rosenthal, Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska cornerback Zackary Bowman is done for the season after tearing up a knee. And quarterback Harrison Beck was AWOL again, leaving his future with the team in doubt.
Chris Dempsey, Denver Post: They aren't playing EA Sports' NCAA Football '07 at Colorado. It's a serious video game called Pro Simulator, first unveiled at Arizona State.
Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: What, me worry? Temple coach Al Golden, whose team lost nine scholarships for failing to meet an APR of 900, is not concerned about tougher NCAA penalties for missing the mark.
Casper Star-Tribune: Two Wyoming running backs have had their suspensions reduced from three games to one game.
Doug Smock, Charleston Gazette: The controversial 3-2-5-e rule isn't the only change that has been made to the game.
Kyle Nagel, Dayton Daily News: With ESPN dangling dollars, more teams are switching games from Saturday to gain national exposure (registration).
Kyle Hightower, Orlando Sentinel: Just from the look of the press guide, life remains far from normal at Tulane.