Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune: Demetrius Jones, who started at quarterback for Notre Dame in the opener against Georgia Tech, has left the team, presumably with the intention of transferring.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State showed two weeks ago it wasn't ready for the big time. Friday night, the Cowboys showed they weren't ready for the small time, either.
Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News: ESPN's Beano Cook: "I think Penn State is going to play LSU for the national championship."
Albuquerque Tribune: The NCAA alleges members of New Mexico's coaching staff might have committed serious violations in 2004 and 2005 in an attempt to help players obtain fraudulent course credit from another school in order to be eligible for the Lobos.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: Boise State president Bob Kustra's long-term interest is to have the Broncos join the Mountain West Conference.
Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: The Big 12 used to be known for its reliance on the running game, but times have changed.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: California will be pulling for Tennessee — the team it beat two weeks ago — to score the upset at Florida.
T.J. Simers, Los Angeles Times: His trip to stir up trouble in Nebraska continues on the eve of No. 1 USC's game against the Cornhuskers.
John Helsley, Oklahoman: Tom Osborne, an Oklahoman? The former Nebraska coach was dubbed an "honorary Oklahoman" on Friday.
Houston Chronicle: A 59-year-old linebacker is set to take the field on Saturday for Sul Ross State.