Chris Low, Tennessean: Tennessee's defense took a beating against Air Force, and starters Justin Harrell (defensive tackle) and Inky Johnson (cornerback) have been lost for the season. Johnson's injury could be career threatening.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says changes are ahead for his struggling offense.
Robbie Neiswanger, Clarion Ledger: It's back to reality for Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron after a humbling loss at Missouri.
Calvin Watkins, Dallas Morning News: The heat is on. Southern Methodist's athletic director has given the old vote of confidence in the ability of coach Phil Bennett (registration).
Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: The rats are jumping off the ship at Colorado. Quarterback Brian White, whose claim to fame was leading a touchdown drive against Clemson in the Champs Sports Bowl, is leaving the team (registration).
Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's loss at California should rank right up there with getting a root canal.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis talks about how his life was shaken by 9-11.
Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times: Texas El Paso coach Mike Price is trying to gather his emotions after a narrow loss to Texas Tech.
Iliana Limon, Albuquerque Tribune: A collection of jokes readers submitted for the rivalry between New Mexico and New Mexico State.
South Bend Tribune: A man was arrested on the Notre Dame campus in connection with a ticket counterfeiting scheme.