Sunday, November 19, 2006

Columnists' Corner

Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: It's clear that Illinois' Ron Zook can recruit, but can he coach?

Cecil Hurt, Tuscaloosa News: After another loss to rival Auburn, one has to ask if Alabama's Mike Shula is the right man for the job.

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Is this a great country or what? Iowa goes 2-6 in the Big Ten and gets to go to a bowl game.

Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic: A victory over rival Arizona would salvage what is left of Arizona State's dismal season.

Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star: Arizona's third stunning victory in a row is an indication that the Wildcats have arrived.

Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: California got close again to beating USC, but the Golden Bears returned home looking at empty, dirty hands.

Rick Maese, Baltimore Sun: The Naval Academy performed a parade of missteps with its handling of a steriod mess (registration).

Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal: Is Arkansas a team of destiny? Razorback players believe they can do no wrong (registration).

Steve Politi, Newark Star-Ledger: Rutgers fans need to shake off the hangover from a humbling loss at Cincinnati and realize this is a dream season.

Lenox Rawlings, Winston-Salem Journal: A 27-6 loss to Virginia Tech used to be the norm. Now it is cause for concern at Wake Forest.

Richard Oliver, San Antonio Express-News: Dennis Franchione and his Texas A&M Aggies need to stop teasing and start pleasing.

Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail: Somebody has pulled the plug on fan support for rejuvenated Marshall.

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