Sunday, November 11, 2007

Columnists' Corner

Bob Hunter, Columbus Dispatch: About the time most of us suckers started to believe Ohio State might be good enough to play in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Illinois came to town.

Bob Heist, Shreveport Times: Louisiana State has this getting to No. 1 thing down pat. Play amazingly poor for stretches early against an overmatched in-state opponent, but win by a score that suggests start-to-finish dominance.

Ryan Wood, Lawrence Journal-World: This is beyond a nice little run, beyond a cute storyline and into the world of straight-faced seriousness. Kansas has one of college football’s top teams in 2007.

Bob Gillespie, Columbia State: The title of Florida living legend remained the property of the Steve Spurrier — until Saturday.

Caulton Tudor, Raleigh News & Observer: Could North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien be the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year?

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Let's list the positives for Iowa's football team Saturday. It won. Now, onto the negatives. ...

Mark McCarter, Huntsville Times: Alabama just lost to Mississippi State. Should I go ahead and make reservations at the Stock-Yard Restaurant for the night before the Music City Bowl?

Tim Griffin, San Antonio Express-News: As unproven potential head coaches like Major Applewhite, Bo Pelini and Will Musgrave are bandied about as the potentially hot candidates of the day, why isn't a grinder like Mike Mangino isn’t considered as one of the most upwardly mobile coaches in his profession?

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