Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Nick Saban, the new sheriff in T-town, is soft on crime.
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: A Rhodes Scholar says Florida State's academic cheating scandal was no secret.
Adam Rose, All Things Trojans: USC's Pete Carroll now has his own line of clothing, available — of course — at his website.
Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times: Expected starting quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is likely to remain on indefinite suspension through Louisiana State's spring practice.
Bob Holt, Northwest Arkansas Times: Arkansas is raising ticket prices, with general admission seats going from $35 to $45 a game.
John Lyon, Springdale Morning News: A Little Rock nightclub that admitted former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden although he was under 21 will be fined $500 and put on probation for a year but will not have its liquor license suspended.
Shawn Courchesne, Hartford Courant: Connecticut announced that coach Randy Edsall agreed to a contract that will pay him an average of $1.5 million a year over the next five years.
Ferd Lewis, Honolulu Advertiser: Attendance to Hawaii games hit a 23-year high in 2007, with an average of 41,325 a game. Plus, Sheraton Hotels has signed a two-year extension as title sponsor of the Hawaii Bowl.
Wyndam Makowsky, Stanford Daily: The infatuation with the 40-yard dash may be coming to a close inside of NFL front offices, but analysts and many fans still treat it as gospel.
Allison Voris, Kansas State Collegian: Kansas State running back James Johnson was stabbed five times early Sunday, according to police.
Philip Fisher, Campus Press: Training Ralphie, the Colorado mascot, is no bull. Thanks again to UWire.