Rick Cleveland, Clarion Ledger: Not everybody is upset over shorter games. If you're a newspaper columnist, it is cause for celebration. Thanks to Richard.
David Wharton and Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC's involvement is key to the Reggie Bush case.
Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: Big 12 Insider. Five of the conference's teams will be underdogs on Saturday.
Ian R. Rapoport, Birmingham News: Alabama has ceased its recruitment of a prep player who faces armed robbery charges. He had narrowed his list of schools to Alabama and Ohio State. Thanks to Crazy Tider!
Tommy Hicks, Mobile Press-Register: All the talk is about LSU-Auburn and Florida-Tennessee, but let's not overlook other games involving SEC teams on Saturday.
Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: The LSU-Auburn game is important, but for the winner, it will only create the potential for a bigger game later in the season.
Joseph Person, Columbia State: A criminal charge against South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell has been dropped.