Rick Herrin, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Help is on the way for Oklahoma. Texas State quarterback Chase Wasson has been granted a special waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play this fall for the Sooners.
B.G. Brooks, Rocky Mountain News: Things we didn't know about Colorado coach Dan Hawkins. He went skydiving last offseason and will run a marathon in Australia this offseason.
Chip Scoggins, Jeff Shelman and Dennis Brackin, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota defensive end Robert McField is facing a 12-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree robbery and armed criminal action.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: Urban Meyer might be the new hero in town, but it was Steve Spurrier who brought a winning attitude to Gainesville.
Tom Kirkendall: Exorbitant salaries for coaches and allegations of point-shaving by players. It's all tied together by the NCAA's regulation of player compensation.
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