Sunday, October 14, 2007

Columnists' Corner

Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Inquirer: Joe Paterno has players drinking and fighting and now allegedly assaulting women, and he's riding around campus making traffic stops? Fair or not, this creates the impression that Paterno doesn't have a handle on what's happening with his program.

Tom Powers, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Minnesota has suffered some hideous losses over the years. Add Saturday's setback at Northwestern to the list.

Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: It's time to end the Jimmy Clausen experiment. Evan Sharpley deserves to be Notre Dame's starting quarterback.

Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: After a whipping from South Florida, maybe Central Florida should start a rivalry with Edward Waters College. Or Webber International. Or Edgewater High.

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News: One play didn't lose it, and California's season is not lost.

Dave George, Palm Beach Post: Finally, the truth can be told, that this season on the rebound promises nothing special, that the Miami Hurricanes may accomplish no more under Randy Shannon than they did last year under Larry Coker, that Miami just isn't Miami anymore.

Terry Foster, Detroit News: The battle between Comcast and the Big Ten Network had been comical until this weekend. Then it became an inconvenience.

Jerry Green, Detroit News: Fifty years later, he confesses to voter fraud. He was a voting member of a willy-nilly system called the Associated Press poll.

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