Ron Morris, Columbia State: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier says "it probably was wrong" to put assistant Ron Cooper on the spot after the victory at Kentucky.
Patrick Finley, Arizona Daily Star: Pacific 10 athletic directors will meet Wednesday to discuss their policy of having conference referees officiate nonconference games.
Steve Conroy, Boston Herald: Boston College has a new kicker. Steve Aponavicius will make his debut on national TV against Virginia Tech — the first football game he ever participates in.
Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia governor Sonny Perdue continued his campaign against the AJC's headline "Dogs get put in their place" by going on Atlanta's 680 The Fan (registration).
Emily Badger, Orlando Sentinel: Is support waning for Florida State's Bobby Bowden?
Gary Smits, Florida Times-Union: A terrific piece on college fight songs and how they have stood the test of time. Plus, one man's top 10 fight songs and an Internet vote to select the top song (registration).
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Hlist. Indiana's kicker is a Super Starr after beating Illinois (subscription, so story is in comments).
Ed Miller, Virginian-Pilot: There's no more fun in games as the losses pile up for Virginia's Al Groh.
Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle: Eleven months ago, Fresno State was on the verge of upsetting USC. Now the Bulldogs have hit rock bottom.
Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard: Pac-10 notebook: More on the clock issue at the end of the Washington-USC game and the plays that knocked out the starting quarterbacks in the Arizona-UCLA game.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: It's clear that California is the best team in the Pac-10 at the moment.
Bill Finley, New York Times: Penn State is getting ready to face Michigan and a painful memory (registration).