Rick Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Harrison Beck, once considered Nebraska's quarterback of the future, officially became a thing of the past.
Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Derek Shaw, judged by some recruiting magazine as the No. 1 quarterback prospect coming out of high school in 2005, is transferring to Texas Tech. He left Arizona State in the spring.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Colorado coach Dan Hawkins will be cashing in if the Buffaloes have unexpected success.
Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: Former kicker Katie Hnida, the first women to score in a Division I-A game, has written a book that will be released Nov. 21.
Jim Kleinpeter, Times-Picayune: For the second consecutive year, Louisiana State defensive end Kirston Pittman's season ended before it started.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: Indiana receiver James Hardy is in terrific shape and ready to play, but there's that Aug. 23 court date to deal with.
Paul Buker, Oregonian: Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore was sent to the sideline because of back spasms.
Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post: Miami safety Brandon Meriweather said he was "protecting my family" during a July 21 shootout that left teammate Willie Cooper with a gunshot wound in his buttocks.