Bernie Lincicome, Rocky Mountain News: Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is one tough customer and wants his team to adopt his attitude.
Scott Cacciola, Commercial Appeal: Alabama defensive back Simeon Castille on new coach Nick Saban: "He's kind of tricky."
Steve Yanda, Washington Post: The last thing Nebraska's Sam Keller wants is a repeat of the way things unfolded last summer at Arizona State.
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Barry Switzer is back. The former Oklahoma coach will co-host XM Sports Nation This Morning, a live call-in show that will focus on college and pro football.
Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: T.C. McCartney, the son of the late Sal Aunese of Colorado, has started his journey in hopes of becoming a prime-time player at Louisiana State.
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: Heralded Illinois freshman receiver Rejus Benn has suffered a sprained shoulder and is expected to be out "a couple of days."