Tad Walch, Deseret Morning News: Two professors at Utah Valley State have deemed the Bowl Championship Series unfair, unethical and possibly illegal.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: College football insider: Notes, quotes and anecdotes.
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State is banking on a postgame fireworks show to draw fans for its game against Portland State.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Karl Dorrell versus Tyrone Willingham marks the only regular-season pairing of black head coaches this season.
Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune: ABC's Paul Maguire says Notre Dame coaches could have prepared better for this season, starting as far back as last season.
Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: North Texas will make up to an additional $250,000 by backing out of its contract with Miami to instead play Louisiana State in the 2008 opener.
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: What has gone wrong at San Jose State? In short, everything.
Seth Emerson, Columbia State: A Q&A with James Carville, Louisiana State's most political fan.