Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii's June Jones says he has no interest in the opening at Southern Methodist. "I'm just interested in the University of Georgia," he said.
Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: Temple coach Al Golden announced he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the vacant job at UCLA.
Carter Strickland, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia's Mark Richt has barred his 21-year-old players from the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans, site of the Sugar Bowl.
Jeff D'Alessio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Here are five things Erin Andrews can't live without.
Zach Silka, Toledo Blade: Michigan freshman quarterback Ryan Mallett, who doesn't seem like a fit to new coach Rich Rodriguez's offense, said he would like to remain a Wolverine.
Chip Brown, Dallas Morning News: Interesting Holiday Bowl news conference, with Arizona State's Dennis Erickson trying to joke with Texas' Mack Brown about Colt McCoy's 18 interceptions: "And don't give me the color-blind deal with the quarterback as to why he throws so many interceptions. Please."
Jake Trotter, Oklahoman: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops confirmed that defensive back Lendy Holmes is academically ineligible for the Fiesta Bowl.
Mel Bracht, Oklahoman: As Pat Haden prepares to broadcast the Fiesta Bowl, he thinks college football would be better off without the Bowl Championship Series.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoma: In an odd arrangement, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will spend the week sharing a city — Phoenix — while awaiting bowl games.
Michael Rosenberg, Detroit Free Press: Michigan's Mike Hart, whose "little brother" comment riled up Michigan State, had a face-to-face encounter with Spartan players during a Day for Kids Festival for the Orlando bowl participants.
Tom Kensler, Denver Post: Colorado's charter flight from Denver to Shreveport was delayed by mechanical troubles and the team missed an Independence Bowl welcoming party. Darn!
Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal & Courier: If you had over 100 in the Motor City Bowl, you lost. Purdue beat Central Michigan, 51-48.
Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Five defensive players, including one starter, will miss Penn State's Alamo Bowl game against Texas A&M.
Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer: Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli blew off the media and went to Sea World in San Antonio.
Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News: Texas A&M sophomore tailback Mike Goodson said he has no intention to transfer to Louisiana State.
Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: The Cotton Bowl-bound Missouri Tigers noticed an upgrade from the slightly less grand accommodations at the Sun Bowl and the Independence Bowl.
Lee Hermiston, Iowa City Press-Citizen: Suspended Iowa player Anthony Bowman, charged with unauthorized use of a credit card, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
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