Sunday, October 29, 2006

Columnists' Corner

Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald: We were told this was the "New Mizzou." But after watching Oklahoma dismantle Missouri, 26-10, its clear we were misled, badly.

Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: A month ago, Washington was 4-1 and the toast of Seattle. Today, the Huskies are 4-5 and headed for another forgettable season.

Todd Schulz, Lansing State Journal: From historic comeback to another collapse for Michigan State. If John L. Smith fails to win out, he should be replaced as coach.

Richard Croome, Bryan-College State Eagle: The best-kept secret in the Big 12 is Texas A&M, which is 8-1 after winning its third consecutive conference road game.

Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: The Mike Gundy era at Oklahoma State takes on a whole new look after a stirring comeback that dropped Nebraska, 41-29 (registration).

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Kansas may have salvaged a season, but the cost was high, with coach Mark Mangino pulling the redshirt off freshman quarterback Todd Reesing (registration).

Dave Joseph, Orlando Sentinel: Four turnovers, six sacks, eight penalties. Larry Coker's Miami Hurricanes continue to amaze.

Paul Finebaum, Mobile Press-Register: It's time for Florida State coach Bobby Bowden to retire.

Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal: Mississippi Madman Ed Orgeron might get the last laugh.

Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young is a couple of plays from an undefeated season. "It kills me," said linebacker Bryan Kehl, "because we'd be headed to a BCS bowl game."

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