Sunday, September 10, 2006

Columnists' Corner

John Henderson, Denver Post: Guess Ohio State coach Jim Tressel knows who he'll vote No. 1 this week.

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State students celebrated the victory by setting a series of fires on campus. Slideshow.

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Despite the loss, Texas remains the team to beat in the Big 12 (registration).

Curt McKeever, Lincoln Journal Star: Now that it knows the rout to L.A. after a 56-7 woodshed beating of Nicholls State, Nebraska can turn its attention to USC.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma has fixed its quarterback problems for a week, so it can now look to repair a leaking defense (registration).

Dick Kelly, Ames Tribune: A controversial ending to the Nevada Las Vegas-Iowa State game had Rebel players protesting the outcome on the field for 15 minutes after the final play.

Terry Foster, Detroit News: The audition is over for Michigan. Up next will be the Wolverines' first true test in Notre Dame.

Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star: Notre Dame haters — and you know who you are — say hello to your worst nightmare.

Bud Poliquin, Syracuse Post-Standard: Syracuse won't get many chances like this against a likely overrated opponent that mismanaged the clock and continued to throw the ball despite four interceptions.

Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Promise, the step backward Arizona took in a 45-3 loss at Louisiana State will be forgotten by October.

Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: It's only two games into the season, but California has a split personality.

Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: Worst team in the Big Ten? It has to be Illinois.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Auburn began planning for the showdown against Louisiana State months ago.

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