Bob Condotta, Seattle Times: Washington quarterback Johnny DuRocher's playing career is likely over after doctors discovered he has a brain tumor.
Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: A week after a voter was booted off the AP poll, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit acknowledges leaving Rutgers off his top 25.
Norm Frauenheim, Arizona Republic: Dirk Koetter says he is ignoring speculation about his future as Arizona State coach.
Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald: Miami coach Larry Coker says the thought of resigning has "never entered my mind." (registration).
Chip Alexander, Raleigh News & Observer: Chuck Amato is not taking questions about his future at North Carolina State (registration).
Paul Gattis, Huntsville Times: Alabama coach Mike Shula's fate has yet to be decided.
Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: The Big 12 has acknowledged that an official's call late in Missouri's loss at Iowa State was an error.
Rich Kaipust, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska coach Bill Callahan put in a good word for offensive coordinator Jay Norvell, who is a candidate for the opening at Iowa State.
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: Illinois' Ron Zook, who said he is not a very good loser, just finished a 2-10 season. Now what?
Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Sun: His column proposing that Nevada Las Vegas drop football has fired up the locals.