Chadd Cripe and Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: It's the most-anticipated Western Athletic Conference season in years, with BCS contenders Hawaii and Boise State and Heisman hopefuls Colt Brennan and Ian Johnson. Plus a look at the 10 best teams in WAC history.
Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: After playing for five of the last seven national titles and winning two of them, the Big 12 gets another chance in non-league action to prove it is still among the elite.
Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: The problem with the Big 12? It's top-heavy with Oklahoma and Texas, who have accounted for four of the last five conference titles.
Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times: Virginia players were defending coach Al Groh, labeled as the worst coach in college football, during Atlantic Coast Conference media day.
Adam Himmelsbach, New York Times: Virginia Tech players, flooded with questions surrounding the April 16 shootings on campus, say football is helping to bring normalcy back to Blacksburg.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: A look at the best games of the past 20 years in the Pacific 10 Conference.
Bruins Nation: Brynn Cameron, the mother of former USC quarterback Matt Leinart's love child, says of the Heisman winner: "He likes that Hollywood stuff and I don't like that and raising a kid together, you have to work together as parents, but we're so different."
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