J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: Can everyone else stop romanticizing USC now? It's not 2004. Reggie Bush is gone. John David Booty is not Carson Palmer or Matt Leinart and the offense is simply not capable of exploding for points any more.
Bart Wright, Greenville News: Tommy Bowden has coached 104 games at Clemson, with a 64-40 record. In the 104 games that directly preceded his hiring, Clemson was 62-41-1 under two coaches, Ken Hatfield and Tommy West.
Marcus R. Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Minnesota coach Tim Brewster talks big, but the fact is that the Golden Gophers haven't been this bad in a long time.
Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy wasn't talking about his decision to try and block a punt in the final two minutes against Texas A&M. The Cowboys were flagged for roughing the kicker and lost, 24-23.
Terrance Harris, Houston Chronicle: Texas A&M appears to have an out in its contract with Dennis Franchione, freeing the university of a costly buyout.
Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel: A slew of shocking results is once again fueling the debate for a playoff.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Can Kentucky knock off Louisiana State? Can you say Appalachian State over Michigan, Stanford over USC, Notre Dame over anybody?
John Henderson, Denver Post: Just when you thought you didn't know who the best teams in the country were, the first Bowl Championship Series rankings are right around the corner.
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman: What is it about ESPN and Ian Johnson? The Boise State running back had another big game on the network in the Broncos' 58-0 drilling of New Mexico State.
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