Shawn Courchese, Hartford Courant: Five Connecticut players, caught with beer Friday night before the game at South Florida, three played against the Bulls and then all five were kicked off the team on Monday.
Jim Tharpe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A headline in the paper after Georgia's loss to Tennessee has caught the attention of the state's governor and coach Mark Richt (registration).
Joseph Person, Columbia State: Ron Cooper, the assistant who was interrogated by coach Steve Spurrier, is no stranger to criticism.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: September was a slow month for the underdog.
David Dye, Detroit News: Michigan State's John L. Smith said he may have only six games left as coach.
Angelique S. Chengelis, Detroit News: Michigan receiver Mario Manningham will miss several games after suffering a partial tear of a ligament in a knee.
Randy King, Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer is pushing for added eligibility for athletes.
Mike Huguenin, Orlando Sentinel: Halfway through the season, a nice breakdown of league races.