Sunday, September 24, 2006

Columnists' Corner

Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe: Boston College had built up a lot of respect in its first three games. It lost all of that and the game at North Carolina State.

Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star: Minnesota coach Glen Mason's decision-making against Purdue recalled the greatest moments of Barry Switzer, Marty Mornhinweg and Sam Wyche.

Jeff Rice, Centre Daily Times: Most of Penn State's players had no idea an ill Joe Paterno twice retreated into the locker room during the loss to Ohio State.

Pat Harty, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Forget the side dishes. Let's get to the main course: Ohio State vs. Iowa.

Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Look at the bright side, Arizona fans. A year ago, USC gained 724 yards in a 42-21 victory over the Wildcats.

Steve Kelley, Seattle Times: What did we learn about Washington in its victory over UCLA? There is bite to the Huskies' bravado.

David Teel, Daily Press: Virginia Tech's sins went unpunished for the fourth game in a row. But if the Hokies continue to play this poorly, their day of reckoning is coming sooner rather than later.

Peter Hockaday, Casper Star-Tribune: Wyoming just lost its third game in a row, but running back Devin Moore has something to say: "I'm going to guarantee a win next week against Syracuse, and every other conference game."

John Henderson, Denver Post: Air Force is showing signs that its F-16 is back on course.

Steve Scholfield, North County Times: San Diego State wants you to believe it is returning to the glory years of the early 1990s. It's a fool's dream.

John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader: It was fun in Gainesville for the Kentucky Wildcats, but only for a half.

Michael Lewis, New York Times Magazine: The ballad of big Michael Oher, an offensive tackle at Mississippi (registration).

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